Caught up this morning with Teresa and Sophie Briggs to discuss preparations for the 2nd Black and White Ball in support of Cure Brain Cancer.
As an ambassador for Cure Brain Cancer I really appreciate the great work these two do organising this fantastic fundraiser.
If anyone has any queries about the Ball – which will be held at the Elwick Function Centre on Saturday 27 April – please contact Teresa on 0429 013 204 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Kingborough Council on another successful annual awards presentation. It is wonderful to see so many people volunteering in the community in so many varied areas and making such a huge difference in so many individuals’ lives.
For a full list of 2019 Kingborough Awards winners Click Here
It was an honour to chair the Australian Labor Party National Conference Fringe Program event Stillbirth: Private Tragedy to Public Health Issue.
Thank you to Senator Malarndirri McCarthy – Northern Territory & Kristina Keneally for outlining the report of the Senate inquiry and some of the issues that were covered. Kristina also talked about Labor’s $5 million package for a national strategy, public education campaign, and a foetal movement monitoring app.
Kate Lynch from the Stillbirth Foundation Australia talked about the ways in which we can improve prevention, invest in more research and improve bereavement care.
I also thank Bree Amer-Wilkes for sharing the story of her son, Archie, and her personal experience with stillbirth. Bree’s story is typical of many told to the Senate inquiry and serves to highlight some of the ways we can reduce the risk of stillbirth.
Thank you to everyone who attended, listened to the presentations and joined in the discussion.
Get to your feet and join us for an inspirational 2km walk along the banks of North West Bay in Hobart.
This is a perfect walk for the whole family, with the mostly level track suitable for prams, and ample parking at the Dru Point Playground car park.
At the beginning of the walk a short memorial service will be held. Depending on the weather, paper cranes will be hung from a tree in memory of friends and loved ones who have died of brain cancer. Origami paper and instructions will be available if you would like to make a memorial crane and write a message on it. A limited quantity of ready-made cranes will be provided for those who have difficulty making their own. There will also be entertainment by the wonderful local musician Fiona Hutchison.
Remember to bring plenty of loose change – we will be having the usual raffle and sausage sizzle.Cure Brain Cancer Foundation merchandise will also be available for purchase.
“In 2008 I was diagnosed with and operated on for two brain tumours, thankfully both benign. Whilst my experience was relatively short compared to that of many, I have experienced the fear and uncertainty that comes with that diagnosis. Ever since, I have worked to do what I can to raise awareness of brain tumours and brain cancer and offer support in working for a cure. This fifth Tasmanian Walk4BrainCancer is one way of assisting this.”
– Catryna Bilyk, organiser of Walk4BrainCancer Tasmania
Date | Sunday 4 November 2018
Registration | 11:00am
Start | 12:00pm (daylight savings time)
To register for the walk, click here
Transport workers have spoken and the Tasmanian Government has responded. I am pleased to have lent my voice to the campaign for safe rest stops for road freight transport workers in Tasmania by raising this issue in the Senate and at Tasmanian Labor‘s State Conference.
During National Safe Work Month the Cancer Council Australia is promoting awareness of workplace cancer.
Around 40% of Australians are exposed to at least one carcinogen in their workplace and around 5,000 (6.5%) cancer cases are attributable to occupational cancers each year.
Click the logo below to find out how you can reduce cancer risk in your workplace.
Labor stands shoulder to shoulder with Tasmanians who oppose the Morrison Government’s plans to move Tasmanian Bureau of Meteorology weather forecasting services to the mainland.
Emergency services, farmers, fishers, bushwalkers, boaters, surfers and the tourism industry rely on accurate, local forecasts.
To join the 2,500 Tasmanians who have called on the Government to keep Tassie weather forecasting local sign the petition at https://savetassieweather-juliecollins.nationbuilder.com/
Thank you to everyone who joined yesterday’s rally.
The aims of the week are to:
-raise awareness about mental health and wellbeing
-build resilience and foster understanding
-support wellbeing and self-care by promoting ways to maintain our mental health
-encourage individuals to seek help when they may need it
Please check out the wide variety of events happening across Tasmania at: https://www.mhct.org/events/