The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-01-18T05:55:05Z National Group and BHP pair up in more ways than one to bring in the New Year 2019-01-18T05:55:05Z national-group-and-bhp-pair-up-in-more-ways-than-one-to-bring-in-the-new-year The National Group have closed out a record breaking 2018 and started 2019 off with a bang by delivering a pair of brand new Excavators into Queensland’s Bowen Basin. The first of these Excavators, a Hitachi EX5600, was added to BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance’s (BMA) Peak Downs site where the National Group handed over five Liebherr Ultra-Class T 282C Trucks in September of 2018. The second Excavator, a Liebherr R 996B, was delivered to its sister mine Poitrel, part of BHP’s other Queensland joint venture, BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC). The excavator is the first piece of equipment that National Group has at the coal mine. Founder and Managing Director of the National Group, Mark Ackroyd, was there in person to hand over the keys at both locations and was very pleased to further contribute to their already strong relationship established with BHP. “We have been working with BHP for some time now, especially at Peak Downs, so to be adding more equipment there is a testament to the machines we currently have operating for them and speaks volumes of our team on-site who do a great job with maintenance when needed,” he says. “Poitrel on the other hand, we are very excited to be adding our first piece of equipment there and for it to be the ever reliable Liebherr 996 digger. We’re confident they are going to love this machine and hope it is just the beginning of things to come,” says Ackroyd. As you can imagine, bringing such big equipment down under is a very complex process and one that requires a lot of aspects to go right, which is where National Group differentiates themselves from most. They have the capabilities to handle all transport, assembly and delivery, giving their customers peace of mind when securing these long-term rentals. “We know how difficult it can be to get the bigger gear to Australia first of all, let alone having to worry about everything else once it arrives here. That is why we have worked very hard to build brands that complement each other in the entire journey of Port-to-Pit,” Ackroyd explains. National Group are coming off one of their best years to date, however they show no signs of slowing down in 2019 with future plans already to invest in technology and enter the automation space. “The mining industry is now following the technology trend around the world and automation is at the forefront of this, says Ackroyd. “It is all about finding different ways to help your customers succeed and embracing innovation to get that edge over competitors. Watch below to see the full journey from our Head Office to delivery into the Bowen Basin… Click here to view more news from the National Group and Subscribe to receive the latest news to your email inbox. Gold Coast family lawyer announced as ‘rising star’ by Doyle’s Guide 2018-12-03T03:45:01Z gold-coast-family-lawyer-announced-as-rising-star-by-doyle-s-guide Gold Coast, Queensland: Jones Mitchell Family Lawyers’ Olivia Jennar-Bryant has been named as one of Queensland’s ‘rising stars’ in family law by the highly regarded Doyle’s Guide. The announcement comes days after the Southport Firm promoted Olivia to Associate. Firm General Manager Tim Jones, said today, “Olivia is a true lawyer’s lawyer. She’s thorough, knowledgeable and practical, balanced with just the right amount of care and compassion. It comes as no surprise that she’s made this list – especially after her involvement with the recent reported decision of Thorne v Kennedy in the High Court.  We can’t wait to see her career go from strength to strength.”  For the Gold Coast born and bred Ms Jennar-Bryant, the announcement is a welcome surprise. “I am very humbled by and grateful for the support from my colleagues in the wider legal community.  In saying that, my main focus has always been and will continue to be on achieving positive outcomes for my clients and ideally, assisting them to achieve those outcomes without the need for long, drawn-out court proceedings or emotionally draining conflict.” If she can continue to do that, it’s clear Ms Jennar-Bryant will have a long and successful career in family law. About Jones Mitchell Family LawyersJones Mitchell Family Lawyers was formed in 1990 by Warwick Jones and David Mitchell. At the time it was the first and only specialised family law firm in Australia. The law firm has operated in Southport for the last 28 years, negotiated outcomes for over 3000 cases, and has been a key mentor for over 45 family lawyers across the region. It is recognised as a First Tier Family Law Firm on the Gold Coast by Doyle’s Guide. Gold Coast family law firm sets sights on the future with divorce webinars 2018-12-03T00:28:45Z gold-coast-family-law-firm-sets-sights-on-the-future-with-divorce-webinars Gold Coast, Queensland:  Australia’s oldest family law firm, Jones Mitchell Family Lawyers, is modernising how people learn about what happens during a divorce with a new series of webinars on the topic. Webinars, the modern equivalent of a seminar, allow people to login and view a presentation remotely over the internet. Firm General Manager, Tim Jones, said today “Webinars are a fantastic way for people going through the early stages of separation or divorce because they can see and hear real lawyers demystify divorce from the comfort of their own home without needing to go out in public and risk being seen.” “Warwick (Jones, founder of the firm) previously held public seminars across the Gold Coast which were always well attended, but now the technology allows it, we believe the private nature of a webinar is better suited to what is a personal and sensitive topic.” The first webinar, “What to expect when you’re getting divorced” will take place Wednesday, 12 December at 7:30pm and the firm is accepting questions from the public up until COB on the 11th. People can register on the firm’s website. The series will continue early in 2019, with webinars on parenting arrangements and navigating divorce as a business owner to follow. Jones Mitchell promotes two family lawyers to Associate 2018-11-28T22:49:13Z jones-mitchell-promotes-two-family-lawyers-to-associate Gold Coast, Queensland:  Southport family law firm Jones Mitchell Family Lawyers has today promoted Belinda Chitts and Olivia Jennar-Bryant to the level of Associate.   The two lawyers have been key to the Family Law firm’s sustained growth in recent years, first working with founder Warwick Jones (who recently received the Award of Distinguished Service from the Gold Coast District Law Association) and applying that experience to a diverse range of client scenarios and complexity levels.   Mrs Chitts, who joined the firm in 2013, works in all areas of family law, whether parenting and/or property matters and has particular interest in complex child support and financial matters.   Ms Jennar-Bryant, who joined the firm in 2014, has a keen interest in property/financial matters and ‘left of field’ family law issues, particularly those involving financial agreements or paternity/parentage issues.   The two appointments mean Jones Mitchell now has three Associate-level family lawyers available to clients including Ailsa Day, in addition to Warwick Jones, Senior Associate Damira Hidic (Accredited Family Law Specialist) and lawyer Ruiqi Bai. About Jones Mitchell Family LawyersJones Mitchell Family Lawyers was formed in 1990 by Warwick Jones and David Mitchell. At the time it was the first and only specialised family law firm in Australia. The law firm has operated in Southport for the last 28 years, negotiated outcomes for over 3000 cases, and has been a key mentor for over 45 family lawyers across the region. It is recognised as a First Tier Family Law Firm on the Gold Coast by Doyles Guide. Wollongong Affordable LED Light Rejuvenation Skin Therapy Treatment Benefits Will Amaze You 2018-11-28T10:37:35Z wollongong-affordable-led-light-rejuvenation-skin-therapy-treatment-benefits-will-amaze-you If you ask registered nurse Shelley Stevens what the most exciting recent development in non-surgical treatments is, she won’t hesitate for a second. LED Light Therapy is the skin rejuvenation treatment that everyone’s talking about - and it works. It sounds almost too good to be true, but Shelley is no follower of fads. “It’s supported by sound scientific evidence,” she says. Shedding Light on LED Therapy LED Light Therapy was developed as a medical intervention to promote skin healing and to reduce scarring. It stimulates the production of the two things that make young skin look so fresh and radiant: collagen and elastin. Collagen keeps the skin looking firm and smooth, and elastin keeps it supple, literally allowing the skin to “bounce back.” With research showing that certain LED light waves do work to boost collagen and elastin production, using it as a rejuvenating skin treatment was the next logical step. And for those of us who wouldn’t even consider going under the knife for purely cosmetic reasons, it seems almost too good to be true. Not the Same as Laser Therapy or Peels As a fully qualified cosmetic nurse who comes from a medical background, Shelley is enthusiastic about the results her patients are getting with LED light. “It’s amazing what it can do,” she says, “and there are no side-effects to worry about.” Laser therapy or peels are non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments too, but there is some recovery time after treatment, and you must be careful about things like getting too much sun. Your skin needs time to heal after these treatments, and you can expect redness. But LED Light therapy doesn’t harm any tissues or pigments. It just stimulates the production of proteins which allow your skin to rejuvenate naturally from the inside out. All we need is the right light wavelength to reenergise tired skin cells. The Results That Have Celebrities Queueing up for More Stars like Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson have been vocal in their endorsement of LED Light Therapy. But unlike most trappings of the celebrity lifestyle, LED Light Therapy is so affordable that any John or Jane Doe can enjoy its benefits. While more collagen and elastin sound super, what most of us want to know is how we will look after a course of treatments. “It’s not the kind of dramatic change that is going to make people come up to you and ask what you had done to yourself,” says Shelley, “but you are going to get compliments.” “There’s a definite reduction in lines and wrinkles, and your skin looks brighter. It will also reduce any pigmentation blemishes and tighten up pores, leaving your skin looking smoother.” Getting Real With so many good things being said about LED Light Therapy, we wondered where the hitch lies. “There isn’t one,” says Shelley, “but you need to be realistic about what it can do for you. Your skin rejuvenates itself naturally, so the results aren’t instant. I usually recommend a course of treatments to kickstart the process.” The bottom line seems to be that LED Light Therapy is good news for those of us who want to regain some of our youthful glow. Shelley recommends a professional consultation and choosing a clinic with state-of-the-art equipment. “There are devices that people can use at home, but although they’re expensive, they aren’t nearly as effective as professional equipment. So, if you want the real thing, you need to go to a properly equipped clinic with fully trained personnel.” If you’d like to find out more about LED Light Therapy in the Illawarra or Sydney area, you can reach Shelley and her experienced team by calling +61 2 4200 9468 or visit the Non-surgical, Medical Grade Aesthetic Treatments for the Face and Body | Platinum Face and Body Clinic website to book a consultation online. Prepared by Baxton Media. GOOD SCOTT! COLLECTION OF A TASMANIAN ENTREPRENEUR FOR SALE 2018-11-25T23:24:01Z good-scott-collection-of-a-tasmanian-entrepreneur-for-sale Media Release November 26, 2018 GOOD SCOTT! COLLECTION OF A TASMANIAN ENTREPRENEUR FOR SALE James Scott was a surveyor of Van Diemen’s Land (later Tasmania) who spent most of the 1850s as the only surveyor in Launceston. While he endured relatively harsh conditions in his solo activity, he also acquired a small empire making him as much an entrepreneur as a government functionary. Now a collection of memorabilia attesting to part of Scott’s life is being offered for sale by Leski Auctions on 2 December. It makes for fascinating reading. Scott arrived from England in the 1830s, not long after island was established as a penal colony. While he might have surveyed the land for the British, he went about buying it for himself. He owned many properties and had an interest in a coal mine at the Don River west of Devonport. He was a director of the British and Tasmanian Charcoal Iron Co., and a foundation director and later chairman of the Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He was politically unaligned when he served the people as an independent in the House of Assembly for George Town in 1869-77 and for South Launceston from 1878 until his death in 1884. Among the items being offered is his personal bible; his family tree; his surveyors’ rolling rule; and a small leather-bound, hand-written, 312-page journal of his surveying activities from late 1835 to 1842, which feature his travels, lands surveyed, iconic homes, and meetings with landed gentry including Governor & Lady Franklin. The book is also an accounting journal from January 1836 to December 1842 in which Scott recorded his expenditures, his income, and the nature of each transaction. Also included is his silver pocket watch referred to in an article in The Mercury in November 1955. “James Scott was not only a witness to Tasmanian history but a participant,” says Charles Leski. “Together with the black painted metal trunk which contained his effects, this remarkable group fills in a gap in the historical record from that period. It is a rare and exceptional record of a slice of Australia’s early history.” Lot 236, James Scott Surveyor of Van Diemen’s Land, has a pre-sale estimate of $60,000 - $80,000. (Image available at The lot will be sold by Leski Auctions ( on Sunday, 2 December from 12.00pm. About Leski Auctions Leski Auctions was established in 1973. Today, it is regarded as one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia, Australian Art & Antiques, Collectibles and World Philately. Among the many significant collections that Leski Auctions has been privileged to sell are those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke, Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton. It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other auction house in the world. Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ Cultural Gifts Program. He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, Melbourne. Harry Glenn, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, has been working with Charles since 2012. The company is located at 727-729 High Street Armadale, Victoria 3143 Australia. Tel+61 3 8539 6150 and Issued by: Harry Glenn, Leski Auctions Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting Tel: +61 (0) 425 790 735 Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880 Eat Your Way Through the 12 Days of Christmas 2018-11-21T02:57:58Z eat-your-way-through-the-12-days-of-christmas It’s the must go to dining destination in Potts Point – Lot. One and it’s everything you could imagine and so much more. The Australian-fusion eatery Lot One sees food that is injected with fresh combinations of classic clean flavours. With Christmas just around the corner, Lot. One Potts Point has announced a special Twelve Days of Christmas degustation. The degustation will take place on the 9th of December as part of a partnership with Youth Off the Streets. This charity collaboration will see $5 from every ticket sold donated to the foundation to support those affected through the Christmas period. Youth Off The Streets helps young people to prepare for a brighter future. This means they assist in helping young people gain a high school education and have a job in hand. It also means helping them live free from drugs with skills to face the world, all in all, a charity very worthwhile supporting. The menu for the degustation is based off the twelve days of Christmas with each meal designed specifically around each of these days. As an added element, customers will be able to guess which meal is based of which of the twelve days of Christmas as part of a competition. Each course will be matched with a cocktail for added sophistication. Don’t miss out on this magical Christmas lunch. For tickets to this joy-filled event please see Eventbrite - For more information, please contact Cassandra- International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: 25 November #HearMeToo 2018-11-21T01:43:44Z international-day-for-the-elimination-of-violence-against-women-25-november-hearmetoo The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) supports the theme of this year’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is this Sunday 25 November, #HearMeToo. AASW National President Christine Craik said, “This has been yet another shocking year for violence against women in Australia, with 60 women killed in 2018. Many more are living with, or have survived family violence. “We also know that for many women, for many reasons, it’s not possible to speak. To those women, whose names we may never have the privilege of knowing, we take this occasion to say that we hear you, too; and that we notice the wisdom, the courage and the survival in your silence. “But let this not be another occasion on which women speak only to each other about the devastating consequences of gendered violence. To those who cause harm: we believe in your capacity to change. Only you are accountable to your choice to use violence, and to the pain and fear inflicted in the lives of women and their children. Only you are responsible for seeking support for your behaviour. Today, we implore you to seek support. “To those in positions of power, capable of beginning the huge cultural change we need in our society to end this violence against women, today we also implore you to have the courage and enact that change. “Australian social workers are committed to having a strong voice on matters of social justice and human rights, which is why, importantly, we want to remind Australian governments that gendered violence is common, but it is not inevitable. Gendered violence is a systemic issue, driven by gendered inequality, and it can be addressed by cultural change. “This can only occur when there is a concerted effort, and adequate investment, toward that end. We need a national coordination of prevention, early intervention, crisis and recovery. This is what we are calling on Australian governments to commit to today. As more and more women come forward to speak truth to power, to say ‘hear me, too’, we ask that governments be responsive to the building tide of social change; that one day, the leadership of this country might be able to say, ‘we did’.” Christine Craik is available for interview. She is a renowned expert in family violence and completing her PhD in the subject at RMIT University. Wollongong Expert Reveals Best Price HIFU Ultraformer III Ultrasound Treatments To Look Younger 2018-11-19T23:42:31Z wollongong-expert-reveals-best-price-hifu-ultraformer-iii-ultrasound-treatments-to-look-younger Although most people are worried about the idea of undergoing surgery to reverse the effects of ageing, non-surgical techniques, like HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound), have been a game-changer. It’s not just hearsay or a ‘leap of faith’. The Ultraformer III, a device that delivers targeted ultrasound waves, has been approved by regulatory authorities around the world. It’s safe; it’s effective; and it’s being used globally by plastic surgeons and cosmetic clinics to treat patients wanting results without surgery! With over 1 Million treatments already performed worldwide, Ultraformer III has quickly become the World’s Number 1 Ultrasound Lift, tightening and contouring system. What the Ultraformer III Treatment Does When we’re young, we keep looking that way because we are able to naturally produce enough fresh collagen to keep our skins looking smooth. As we age, however, we begin to lose the ability to regenerate collagen, and our skins show it. Fine lines and wrinkles begin to appear, and the skin begins to sag. If we really want to turn back the clock the natural way, what we need is to revitalise our skin’s ability to produce collagen. HIFU treatment does just that. Here’s how. The Ultraformer III delivers focused ultrasound waves to target problem areas. A qualified practitioner can adjust the device to target tissues at the depth that’s required to get the results you want. The ultrasound waves cause tissues to heat up triggering healing processes and have a direct tightening effect. The latter is the reason why some people say they see instant results after going for HIFU treatment. But the best is yet to come. The deep-tissue effects of the Ultraformer III promote collagen production, allowing your skin to rejuvenate itself the natural way. Say Goodbye to Sagging, Wrinkles and Fine Lines There’s more to HIFU treatment than meets the eye. It will reduce sagging, fine lines, wrinkles and skin folds, but it can also be used to contour the body. And although many patients say they’re happy with the immediate results, the passage of a few weeks will start to reveal the full effect of the treatment. Within three weeks, they begin to notice the external improvements that come from collagen repairing itself, and this process continues for up to six months. The improvements are subtle, but before and after photographs reveal just what HIFU therapy can do. Understanding the Treatment Process Finding out more about HIFU treatments proved to be less easy than we expected. It’s still a relatively new innovation and, given the high cost of the specialised equipment therapists need to offer it, it’s not something you’ll find just anywhere, although there are many cheaper, unproven systems on the market. We asked Jacinda McKay & Shelley Stevens, co-owners of Platinum Face and Body Clinic in Illawarra what to expect. “It’s something you can have done in your lunch break,” Jacinda says. “You don’t need any downtime. If you’re working with a qualified therapist, there’s very little chance of unwanted side-effects.” “Those who do experience them find them mild - maybe the skin appears a little red for a few hours, or in rare cases, nerves are temporarily affected, causing numbness or muscle weakness in the treatment area. And yes, there’s a tiny chance of bruising or minor burns,” Shelley says. “But for most people, it’s a walk-in, walk-out procedure with no real discomfort.” “Our clients are very happy with the results they get, and we’re careful to manage expectations. It’s not a surgical facelift. That’s its primary benefit, but you also can’t expect to see the same kind of results. That’s why all our treatments begin with a consultation. We don’t make promises we can’t deliver on, but we do deliver noticeable results.” If you’d like to find out more about HIFU therapy first-hand or would like to find out about other non-surgical cosmetic interventions, you can reach Jacinda or Shelley and their experienced team by calling +61 2 4200 9468 or visit the Non-surgical, Medical Grade Aesthetic Treatments for the Face and Body | Platinum Face and Body Clinic website to book a consultation online. Written & Syndicated by Baxton Media. Event Alert: Truckline Caboolture 10 year anniversary 2018-11-14T05:33:57Z event-alert-truckline-caboolture-10-year-anniversary j Corrimal Wollongong Anti-Ageing Skin Treatment Clinic Expands to Canberra With HIFU Ultraformer3 Technology 2018-11-08T07:04:28Z corrimal-wollongong-anti-ageing-skin-treatment-clinic-expands-to-canberra-with-hifu-ultraformer3-technology-1 Janet Wilmot is a marketing professional based in Canberra. Her work requires confidence, but she experienced difficulty maintaining it until she consulted Shelley Stevens of Platinum Face and Body Clinic. This is her story. The Problem: Frown Lines Janet has frown lines. She thinks they’re inherited, because everyone in her family has them, and she began to notice them when she was in her teens. “I really didn’t think it was fair getting wrinkles so young, but my mum said we all had the frown,” she says. Teenage years are always a time when we lack confidence, and although Janet was as pretty as any young girl should be, she felt uncomfortable about the frown. “I worried that others would see me as cross and unapproachable,” she says. The Consequence: That Confidence Issue That Wouldn’t go Away As Janet grew up her natural confidence and bubbly personality grew too, but she still hated photos of herself, and worried about how others’ opinions might be affected by her frown lines. “I’m really a happy person, so it’s a bit incongruous having a permanent frown,” she says. “I didn’t let it spoil things for me, though. Most of the time, I didn’t think about it at all, but whenever I was in a situation where making a good impression was a big deal, I’d get self-conscious about it.” Investigating Options With skin creams making hardly any difference to her frown lines, Janet decided to investigate other options. She says she would even have considered surgery. It was then that she discovered Platinum Face and Body Clinic, a business based in Corrimal, Wollongong that’s run by a trained cosmetic nurse, Shelley Stevens, and her business partner Jacinda McKay. During her appointment with Stevens, Janet felt completely at ease. “I was expecting to feel embarrassed, but Shelley listened to me. It’s a problem I’ve never liked talking about. People think that if it’s your looks you’re worried about, it’s not important. Shelley really seemed to understand why my frown lines were such a problem for me.” No Surgery Needed To her relief, Janet found that she wouldn’t need to consider surgery after all. “Shelley talked me through my options, starting with skin creams which I’d already tried. She explained what differences I could expect from various interventions, and which surgical and skin clinic treatments could help me.” Stevens explained the surgical procedure that could work for Janet, but she also ran through several non-surgical therapy options. “I was willing to opt for surgery, but the thought of it worried me a lot. With Shelley’s help, I was able to choose a non-invasive therapy using the amazing HIFU Ultraformer III with no recovery time, and I’m happy with the results. “I do still have very faint frown lines etched in from long term frowning, but they are now soft and smooth and I have control over the activation of those muscles that causes the frowning. I’m worlds away from the deep creased angry look I always had. I have full confidence that my face is saying what I want it to say now, and it feels good!” Further Information To find out more about Platinum Face and Body Clinic’s services, reach Shelley or Jacinda and their experienced team by calling +61 2 4200 9468 or visit the Non-surgical, Medical Grade Aesthetic Treatments for the Face and Body | Platinum Face and Body Clinicwebsite to book a consultation online. PR Agency: Baxton Media. Filming/photo opportunity: WW1 Remembrance Event 2018-11-07T21:00:00Z filming-photo-opportunity-ww1-remembrance-event Event: Rookwood Cemetery honours Australian war heroes at WW1 Remembrance Memorial for 1700 unofficially recognised service men and women buried at Rookwood Cemetery Date & Time: Friday, 9 November 2018 from 10am to 2pm at Rookwood Cemetery’s All Souls Chapel Interview: George Simpson, CEO, Rookwood Cemetery Overview The World War I centenary marks the completion of a four year long project for Rookwood General Cemetery, identifying and documenting the unofficial graves of servicemen and women who served in WW1 and buried in the grounds of Rookwood. The project was managed by a team of Rookwood General Cemetery staff and volunteers, who located the graves, undertook research about the individuals and their families, and cleaned or repaired the grave stones. Throughout the project, Rookwood appealed for public assistance to help identify family members of those who served during World War I and were buried at Rookwood. The project uncovered 1700 graves of Australian service men and women, with family members sharing their stories and photos. The memorial event on Friday will honour these Australians, share some of their remarkable stories and acknowledge their bravery and sacrifice. Following is an example of one of many veteran stories that will be shared at Friday’s event: Edwin Arthur Hollinworth: Grew up in Texas, Queensland Was known as the horse breaker (he owned a beautiful horse named, Starlight). Served in Cairo with Starlight, and was a classic example of the close bond between a man and his horse He died on May 25, 1936 in Coogee after demonstrating to a visitor how a bomb, that had already been detonated, would have worked (the bomb was a souvenir he brought back from the war). However, the salt in the air, combined with remnants of gun powder still in the bomb, caused an explosion which led to Edwin’s death. The WW1 Remembrance Event will include: An official ceremony (held from 10:30am to 11:30am) Video tribute Morning tea Gun-fire salute Anzac Tours Open-air museum View the full program at or call 8575 8100 for further information. Social workers in Shepparton to quiz candidates ahead of Victorian state election 2018-11-07T04:58:00Z social-workers-in-shepparton-to-quiz-candidates-ahead-of-victorian-state-election The Goulburn Murray Social Workers Group, with the support of the AASW Victorian Branch, is hosting a “Meet the Candidates” forum of the Shepparton District tomorrow, Thursday in the lead up to Victoria’s state election, Saturday, 24 November 2018. Representatives who will be there include: Suzanna Sheed - Independent (current MP) Bill Heath - Labor Peter Schwarz - Nationals Nickee Freeman - Greens Liberal candidate Cheryl Hammer will be an apology. Goulburn Murray Social Workers spokesperson David Tennant and CEO of Family Care said, “The purpose of the forum is to ask local candidates how they plan to address the issues that are affecting marginalised sections of our community. We want to see these issues brought to the fore at this election. These include homelessness, child protection, family violence, rural and regional development, treaty and reconciliation and climate change. “This is an area of Victoria that politicians must watch. The 2014 state election saw a large shift in this district’s voting patterns and we want to make sure that prospective representatives are listening to our needs. “Social workers are busy every day in Shepparton working with individuals and rural communities to find solutions to the barriers they face; people that rarely get a say in political debates. Everyone deserves to have their voices heard.” AASW Victorian Branch President Alex Bhathal said, “This is an important opportunity for candidates in the state seat of Shepparton to present their perspectives on concerns that matter to a key professional grouping. Social workers are often the first health and community sector professionals to observe trends in social needs. Social workers also see the impacts of politicians’ decisions on people and communities. The AASW Victorian Branch welcomes this initiative by the Goulburn Murray Social Workers Group." A number of local organisations have contributed to making the discussion possible, including St. Vincent de Paul, The Lighthouse Project, Goulburn Valley Primary Care Partnership, and La Trobe University. The forum is open to the public and will be held on Thursday, 8 November, 7.00pm – 8.30pm at La Trobe University, Cnr Fryers and North Sts Shepparton. Light refreshments will be provided afterwards. Register your interest on Eventbrite by going to: You can also call Lachlan on 0403 170 711 with any queries. ENDS About the Goulburn Murray Social Workers Group The Goulburn Murray Social Workers Group has a rich 20-year history, working to improve the wellbeing of some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in Shepparton and the Goulburn Murray region. It is affiliated with the AASW Victorian Branch and will soon submit an application to the Branch to become an official practice group. AASW Symposium provides global leadership on responding to trauma 2018-11-06T23:36:50Z aasw-symposium-provides-global-leadership-on-responding-to-trauma The Western Australian Branch of the Australian Association of Social Workers will host a thought-provoking and action-oriented Trauma Informed Care Symposium this Friday, 9 November in Perth. The Symposium has gathered together social work leaders and researchers from the Noongar nation, Australia and the United States to explore together how we can respond to the devastating impacts of trauma at individual, family, community and global levels. Some of the speakers who will be presenting at the Symposium include: Respected Noongar Elder Elizabeth Hayden joins Noongar social workers Glenda Kickett and Dr Michael Wright to begin the Symposium with a ‘Yarning about Trauma’ session with Elder Jim Morrison. Together, they bring decades of experience of working with people and communities who have experienced trauma across generations. Dr Alicia Boccellari from the University of California and the founder of the Trauma Recovery Centre (TRC), which she launched in 2001. This Centre works with victims of abuse, sexual assault, domestic violence and other violent crimes. The AASW National President Christine Craik who has worked as a social worker in family support, housing, community health and hospitals with a focus on domestic violence, sexual abuse and refugees for almost three decades. Dr Ann O’Neill, who is an inspiring speaker, an award-winning humanitarian, victimologist, social worker, educator, activist, volunteer and researcher. Ann is a specialist in the areas of trauma, criminal victimisation and advocacy. AASW WA Branch President Michael Berry said, “When people are experiencing trauma and seek support they can be re-traumatised by the way in which individuals and services respond. This Symposium is an opportunity for people who work in this area to learn how to respond in ways that are healing. We are especially pleased to welcome Noongar Elders and have Dr Boccellari join us from the United States.” AASW National President Christine Craik said, “The Symposium aims to develop practice skills and knowledge for social workers and other workers who are responding to trauma at all levels. It will provide an opportunity for people to transform trauma, connect with each other to learn, challenge and share ideas.” Minister Simone McGurk, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services was pleased the State Government through the Department of Communities was able to support this Symposium as a key sponsor. She said, “It is an excellent opportunity for social workers in our state to hear and learn from experts who respond to trauma. “I am a strong believer that we will only be able to address some of our most complex social issues by looking to evidence-based practice. “Understanding the impact of trauma on brain development, children’s well-being and family functioning is crucial to improving outcomes for individuals and families who have experienced trauma.” The AASW encourages live tweeting during the event, with the hashtag #AASWTrauma Register on the AASW’s website. You can also flag that you are attending the Symposium on Facebook and check into the event on the day. AASW National President Christine Craik is available for interview. ENDS Diamond Sponsor: Supported by the Department of Communities Silver Sponsors: AnglicareWA, angelhands, RUAH Community Services, Indigo Junction, Slater and Gordon Lawyers Media contact AASW Angela Yin Communications Lead P 03 9320 1005 M 0413 532 954 Media contact Department of Communities Steve Worner Manager, Media Relations Phone 08 6217 4077 G MEDICAL PURCHASES TELERHYTHMICS LLC, MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC MONITORING SERVICE PROVIDER 2018-11-02T02:32:40Z g-medical-purchases-telerhythmics-llc-medical-diagnostic-monitoring-service-provider Expands infrastructure to increase nationwide footprint and services for remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services in the USA Provides additional capacity, access to technologies and payer network November 2, 2018 - Sydney, Australia – Mobile and e-Health company G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd (G Medical or the Company) (ASX: GMV) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned Delaware incorporated subsidiary, G Medical Innovations USA Inc, has executed an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding membership interest of Telerhythmics LLC (Telerhythmics) (a Tennessee limited liability company), a US based cardiac diagnostic monitoring services provider. Telerhythmics, based outside Memphis, Tennessee, is a 24-hour cardiac diagnostic monitoring service used by hospitals and physician offices, and provides its monitoring services throughout the eastern region of the U.S. G Medical will acquire all the outstanding membership interests of Telerhythmics from NASDAQ listed imaging technologies company Digirad Corp (NASDAQ: DRAD) for a total up front consideration of US$1,950,000, subject to working capital adjustments. Completion of the agreement remains subject to the satisfaction of certain customary conditions precedent, including the receipt of any necessary consents from third parties including but not limited to government authorities. Telerhythmics, LLC., booked historical revenue from 1 January 2018 to 30 September 2018 of ~US$3.174M1 . The Telerhythmics acquisition, in addition to the Company’s acquisition of Cardiostaff Diagnostic Services Inc (as announced on 30 October 2017) will create a sizable player in the cardiac diagnostic US monitoring space, and in addition, provide G Medical with a solid base of business across the Southeast and Southwest territories. Telerhythmics is a Medicare and Medicaid designated IDTF (Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility) that provides physician practices and hospitals with arrhythmia monitoring services including mobile cardiac telemetry ("MCT"), cardiac event monitoring, Holter monitoring, and pacemaker analysis. The Telerhythmics acquisition will substantially increase insurance coverage and create a distinct competitive advantage, providing G Medical with ~100 commercial payor agreements across local, regional and national markets and an additional 30-35M covered lives (individuals insured); with the Company’s aggregated sum increasing to ~100M+ covered lives when considering existing G Medical Diagnostic Services payor agreements. Via the acquisition, G Medical will also gain access to several large health systems including Baptist, Ochsner, and HCA, and also to existing agreements in place with large insurance providers such as Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS), which has current reimbursement status for MCT (auto detect auto send) monitoring device. Further, Page 2 of 3 the Company’s regulatory approved medical devices will be translated to existing customers of both Telerhythmics and G Medical, providing for a superior technology offering and monitoring services when compared to traditional Holter monitoring. Telerhythmics, LLC., was established in 1996. It has long been recognized for superior clinical patient monitoring given its foundation of employing experienced critical care nurses. Telerhythmics’ business is synergistic and complementary to G Medical’s existing infrastructure and operations following the Company’s successful acquisition and integration of CardioStaff, and further increases the Company’s nationwide footprint and services for remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services across the US. Commenting on the latest acquisition, G Medical CEO Dr. Yacov Geva, said: “Acquiring Telerhythmics further strengthens our Company’s US footprint as we further focus our efforts to become a leader in complete (endto-end) and comprehensive vital signs medical monitoring and cardiac diagnostic services across the US. Telerhythmics brings additional payer contracts, clinical and commercial scalability, access to current monitoring technologies and an existing platform to launch our proprietary medical devices with the aim to further grow our market share in this important area of digital health delivery.” Cardiac diagnostic monitoring and remote vital signs monitoring healthcare services is a rapidly growing industry in the US and the Company is well positioned to become an emerging leader in the E-Health and Vital Signs Monitoring space. The Company continues its preparations towards the submission of its F-1 Registration Statement towards a Dual-Listing on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, where a number of the Company’s peers are currently listed. About G Medical Products G Medical offers a suite of consumer and professional clinical-grade products (with regulatory approval) that are positioned to streamline healthcare services, improve remote access to medical data, reduce costs, improve quality of care, and make healthcare more personalized and precise. Currently the Company is focusing on two main verticals. The ‘Prizma’ Medical Smartphone Case is one of two key products developed by G Medical and is aimed at everyday consumers focused on their medical health and wellbeing. The ‘Prizma’ allows consumers to turn their smartphone into a mobile medical monitor to measure a wide range of vital signs, with the added advantage that users are able to store their medical data in the cloud and share it with third parties such as healthcare professionals and family members. G Medical also offers a professional real-time patient continuous monitoring solution, G Medical’s Vital Signs Monitoring System (VSMS) and G Medical Patch (GMP). This modular solution measures a wide range of vital signs that are automatically presented in a call centre (IDTF) or a hospital setting. The GMP assists in diagnosing patient complaints and conditions remotely, from pre-hospitalisation, hospitalisation and through to post discharge home-based settings. - Ends - Contact: Corporate Advisors Otsana Capital 108 Outram Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone: +61 8 9486 7244 Investor Relations Viriathus Australia Level 8/525 Flinders Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Telephone: +61 2 8667 5360 Media Enquiries Closer Communications David Wolf Tel: + 61 411 111 787 About G Medical Innovations G Medical (ASX: GMV) was founded in August 2014, aiming to be at the forefront of the digital health revolution, developing the next generation of mobile health (mHealth) technologies. The Company leverages the experience and expertise of its Board to deliver best-in-class solutions to address this global opportunity. The Company specialises in innovative next generation mobile and e-health solutions and services using its suite of devices and software solutions with a view to driving multiple and recurring revenue streams, across numerous verticals and territories. For more information on G Medical, please visit