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How much do we really know about the impact of non-dependent alcohol use upon the brain?Listen to the discussion about why there needs to be more research into the impacts of non-dependant alcohol use upon the brain.Special guests:Fiona Martyn, Galway Neuroscience Centre PhD student, from the Clinical Neuroimaging Laboratory, National University of…
 
"The Ethical Advantage: The Economic and Social Benefits of Ethics in Australia"Dr Simon Longstaff, AO, Executive Director, The Ethic Centre, SydneyIf ethics is defined as “a way of structuring human reasoning to help choose what is right or best”, how ethical is Australia? Only 56% of Australians think that most people can be trusted. In 2019, Aus…
 
We talk to Steve Allsop about the changing perceptions around drug law in Australia, what this could look like and what is important to take into consideration. In our conversation we also discussed the vital importance of addressing stigma and discrimination and improving access to drug and alcohol treatment services alongside broader change.…
 
"Is it detrimental to Australia's strategic national interests?"Salvatore Babones is 'Australia’s globalization expert'. He is an associate professor at the University of Sydney whose research takes a long-term approach to interpreting the structure of the global economy, with a particular focus on China.He is a fortnightly columnist for Foreign Po…
 
"Teen Mental Health First Aid - A program to train adolescents to better support their peers."Teen Mental Health First Aid is an age-appropriate training program for teaching secondary school students how to help their friends with mental health problems. Young people prefer to seek help for mental health problems from their peers, and teen MHFA wa…
 
The COVID 19 pandemic poses a fundamental threat to higher education in Australia. It has left a big hole in University finances which could see a significant reduction in the research capacity of the higher education sector for many years to come, and threaten Australia’s global competitiveness. However, the crisis also creates an opportunity for …
 
We are pleased to present our guest speaker, Professor Brett Sutton, Victoria's Chief Health Officer. Prof Sutton discusses the challenges of COVID-19, Victoria's response, and how he is coping with this daunting crisis.To celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Australia and New Zealand, we’ve teamed up with UNICEF to give life-saving vaccines to 100,000…
 
Jennifer MacLachlan, Senior Epidemiologist at The Doherty Institute shares the reports latest findings on the the prevalence of viral hepatitis, the need to increase diagnosis, treatment & care, and how targeted engagement based on the latest regional data can help drive an increase in testing.https://ashm.org.au/resources/hcv-resources-list/viral-…
 
The Impact of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on Australian BusinessesPhil Turtle is the National President of the Australia Indonesia Business Council and Director of Engenesis Pty Ltd, a boutique consultancy focusing on developing business opportunities in Indonesia.Phil has over 25 years’ experience in a broa…
 
Kerry Cue, Humourist, Mathematician, Journalist and Author.She is the author of 20 humorous and eductional books. Her satirical novel about US Gun Culture, TARGET 91, Penmore Press Tucson, Arizona) was published in 2019. Kerry is also the maths blogger, her blog is called Mathspig, https://mathspig.wordpress.comShe has written columns for every maj…
 
Reflecting on World Hepatitis Day 2020 and the fight that has continued to be made across the sector for elimination of viral hepatitis despite the COVID-19 restrictions. Including a special song from Mark Farmer Memorial Award winner Andree, hear from a number of people about what they have been doing this year for WHD including staff from SHARPS …
 
Martin Forrest is the Health Promotion Programs Manager at Hepatitis Victoria.Martin is committed to the elimination of viral hepatitis and has seen the toll that the disease has on the community. Martin has worked supporting primary health in Victoria as well as many years in the Northern Territory, particularly with Aboriginal and remote communit…
 
As the world faces the largest global pandemic since the Spanish flu, amidst other humanitarian crises, conflicts and disasters, the work of humanitarians has never been more valuable. Kirsten Sayers, CEO of RedR Australia will discuss at the Rotary Club Melbourne meeting on the 22nd July, how RedR Australia is helping during COVID-19. She will dis…
 
Sarah Meredith is Global Citizen's Australian Country Director, overseeing the movement's efforts in Australia. She is a passionate advocate for gender equality, investment in universal health care, access to clean water and basic sanitation, breaking the taboo on menstrual hygiene, Australia’s role in the world and the delivery of the UN’s Sustain…
 
Guest speaker: Suzanne Powell, Ballarat Community HealthPresenters: Isabelle Purcell, Health Promotion Officer, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELLNeylan Aykut, Health Promotion Officer, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL‘Solar Power’ by Zucchini Clan. Used in agreement with the artists.Isabelle and Neylan speak with Suzanne from Ballarat Community Health about…
 
An eyewitness to six decades of News. A journey behind the headlines that shaped the News and the life of a Newsman.Author, Broadcaster and veteran Newsman - Mal WaldenMal Walden's career spanned six decades in broadcasting and television. On his retirement in 2013 he was reported to be the longest ‘continually’ serving face on Melbourne television…
 
‘Working in isolation – what’s been occupying Australia’s Chief Scientist in 2020?’Dr Finkel will present an overview of his work so far in 2020 – supporting the government’s response to COVID-19 including convening the Rapid Research Information Forum to provide rapid responses to questions arising from the pandemic; chairing the Expert Advisory P…
 
Neville Power Chairman, National COVID-19 Coordination Commission (NCCC)Nev is the Chairman of Perth Airport, the Foundation for the WA Museum and the Royal Flying Doctors Federation Board and is the Deputy Chairman of Strike Energy Ltd. Nev held the position of Managing Director and CEO of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd for seven years, having joined …
 
Presenter: Isabelle Purcell, Health Promotion Officer, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELLInterviewees: [1:20 to 9:20] Martin Forrest, Health Promotion Programs Manager, Hepatitis Victoria/LiverWELL[9:30 - 20:00] Sally Watkinson, Viral Hepatitis Nurse Practitioner candidate, Royal Melbourne Hospital Isabelle speaks with Martin and Sally about key concerns…
 
Dr Robert Webster, President RSL Victorian BranchRobert Stanley Webster was born in Melbourne in 1948. He is the eldest of five children, Rob’s parents both served overseas during World War II. A student at Deepdene State School and then Swinburne Technical College, the family shifted to South Australia in 1968.Rob was called up for National Servic…
 
Prof John Wilson AM, BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD, FRACP, FCCP, MAICD.John Wilson graduated with a MBBS from the University of Melbourne in 1980. Following his physician training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with a special interest in intensive care and respiratory medicine John completed a PhD in the role of inflammation in asthma before moving to th…
 
2020 ANGUS MITCHELL ORATIONTopic: "How to fix a leaky pipe, providing equity in eye health”Professor Hugh R. Taylor AC, MD, LLD(Hon), FAAHMS, FRANZCOOur Honorary Member Hugh Taylor is the Melbourne Laureate Professor and the Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health at the University of Melbourne.…
 
Survive, revive, thrive - The road ahead for the Australian Olympic swimming team! Tokyo 2021John Bertrand AO, International Sportsman, Businessman and PhilanthropistHe is the Australian who skippered the winged keel Australia 2 to victory over Dennis Connor’s Liberty to win the 1983 America's Cup, breaking 132 years of American domination and in t…
 
Meeting of Wednesday, 8 April was Chaired by PE Marion Macleod, member D9800 Bushfire Response Committee.Additional panelists: Jim Orchard (D9800), Bob Glindemann (DIK) and DGE D9820 Mark Humphries will lead the exploration and latest updates on Bushfire Recover and Rotary.By Rotary Club of Melbourne Inc
 
Laureate Professor Peter Doherty AC speaks on the Impact of the Covid-19 Virus, why flattening the curve matters and how we can best protect ourselves and the community.Professor Doherty made a breakthrough in discovering the role of T cells in the immune system, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1996, and was named Australian of…
 
Helen Leake is one of Australia’s most accomplished creative producers. Her feature credits include HEAVEN’S BURNING with Russell Crowe, BLACK AND WHITE starring Robert Carlyle, SWERVE with Jason Clarke, and WOLF CREEK 2. Her films have been selected for over 30 international Film Festivals, including Venice, Toronto (twice), London (twice), Karlov…
 
"Multi-culturalism in Melbourne. How the city is changing and what lies ahead."Viv Nguyen is a passionate advocate for diversity and multiculturalism. A business executive and community leader, she has more than 25 years’ experience in the corporate, public and community sectors. In her previous role as President of the Vietnamese Community in Aust…
 
Recognising that mental health will be the major ongoing concern from the recent bushfires in Victoria, the Rotarian Action Group for Family Safety, with the support of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, invited members of the District to meet with Dr Derek Farrell to learn about international programs designed to build the capacity for communities to h…
 
"Melbourne Cricket Club - A Private Club with a very public purpose - Managing the MCG"Michael is the President of the Melbourne Cricket Club- one of the oldest and largest sporting Clubs in Australia, with over 130,000 members. The Club also has the responsibility of managing and developing the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the biggest stadium in the …
 
Professor Len Harrison is a clinician-scientist and NHMRC Senior Investigator in the Population Health and Immunity Division, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (‘WEHI’). From 1987-2010 he headed the Autoimmunity and Transplantation Division at WEHI and was Director of the Burnet Clinical Research Unit and Department of Clinical Im…
 
The founder and CEO of Thirst, Mina Guli is a global leader, entrepreneur and adventurer committed to making a difference in the world. Following a 15-year career in climate change, Mina established Thirst – a non-profit changing the way we think about water.Since its launch in 2012, Thirst has educated more than 2 million students in China, has ha…
 
Robert Klupacs has been CEO of Bionics Institute since 2017.A highly experienced professional, with over 30 years corporate experience, uniquely experienced in translating and commercialising early stage intellectual property into commercial product or investable corporate vehicles.He is an Australian registered patent attorney who has had a wide a…
 
This podcast was first published on Pursuit. Read the original article.https://pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/podcasts/exposing-the-hepatitis-b-virusResearchers Professor Peter Revill and Dr Thomas Tu are on front line of global efforts to find a cure; helped by Dr Tu developing a new method to better detect the virus’ ‘master blueprint’.…
 
Amanda Li Hromin works as a community advocate supporting health promotion, community engagement, education programs and community awareness campaigns for the Victorian Chinese community in relation to viral hepatitis B and C prevention and related liver cancer prevention. She was nominated by Hepatitis Victoria for the Council on the Ageing Senior…
 
This is the audio of the section in Hepatitis Victoria’s Annual General Meeting on 15th October, where the winners of the annual awards were announced.Community Participation Coordinator, Steph Houghton read the nominations and Hepatitis Victoria president Frank Carlus announced the winners.There were three nominations for the Organisation Collabor…
 
Lewis Stieven-Taylor is a La Trobe University student studying for a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in rehabilitation counselling. As part of his course, he is required to complete 80-120 hours of a work placement as an intern which he completed at Hepatitis Victoria focused on health promotion.Lewis says his internship exceeded his expectatio…
 
Jeff Floyd is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business at Victoria University. He runs a successful consulting business in the areas of strategy, governance, risk management and issue management.Jeff has had an extensive career as a CEO in areas including planning, park and environmental management, tourism, and automotive services. His prev…
 
Sidney Vo is appealing a Federal Government decision, based on her hepatitis B status, that means she and her 12-year-old son Billy have to leave Australia by the end of the month.Her case has been widely publicised and by mid-September an online petition of support had received over 22,000 signatures. Sidney’s experience has galvanised her to spea…
 
Health Promotion Project Officer, Isabelle Purcell was interviewed on 3CR Community Radio about the positive changes in migration rules for people living with viral hepatitis who want to apply for permanent residency in Australia.She talks about what the changes mean and why they are an important change for anyone with a chronic condition.…
 
Margaret Littlejohn is a medical scientist at the Victorian Infectious Diseases Reference Laboratory, where she does research and diagnostic work into the hepatitis B virus.Together with Associate Professor Steven Tong of the University of Melbourne and other colleagues, she recently published a fascinating paper entitled 'What hepatitis B tells us…
 
Kai Wen Cheong is a studying for his Master's in Social Work at the University of Melbourne and for the last three months he has been a Hepatitis Victoria intern.In a short interview he speaks about his experience and what he has learnt."I feel blessed as I am literally enjoying every minute at Hepatitis Victoria... we are doing something really go…
 
District Governor AddressGrant joined Woodend Rotary in 2004 and has been President in 2007- 2008 and again in 2015-16, as well as Vice President, Community Service Chair, Foundation Chair and Bulletin Editor for many years. Grant has served at District level as Community Service Director (2011-2013) and as Assistant Governor Goldfields Cluster (20…
 
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