Tasmania is making PTSD a presumptive work-related illness for first responders; the NT Police, Fire & Emergency Services Minister and Commissioner have launched our PTSD report; in Canberra the Senate Inquiry is taking note of our recommendations; and we’ve been briefing icare NSW and the state’s first responder agencies. Making progress!
Australia21 has welcomed today’s warning by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that the world must take action in the next two years to avert the disastrous consequences of runaway climate change, saying there’s a disastrous failure of Australian political leadership on this issue.
To appease fossil fuel vested interests and their acolytes, every compromise has been used as a starting point to further ratchet down sensible climate policy ambition, the latest example being the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which totally fails to address the escalating climate risk, while doing little to achieve its other reliability and energy price reduction objectives.
Australia21 is pleased to announce we have been joined by a new Executive Officer, Susan Davidson, who brings outstanding experience and skills to our team. Susan has held leadership positions within several organisations spanning the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors, most recently with Diabetes Australia.
Can we expect compassion from the Banking industry? We can – but only if the new science of compassion is understood, according to Mindful Futures Network founder Dr Lynne Reeder.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP), Australia21 and FearLess Outreach launch Australia’s first report on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Australia’s front line emergency personnel. ‘When Helping Hurts: PTSD in First Responders’, explores more effective ways of preventing the debilitating consequences of traumatic stress, and improving mental health outcomes.