AHPRA – Support Group

A support group has been established for all health practitioners who have been involved with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The objective of the support group is to bring health practitioners affected by AHPRA together to discuss and address issues of common concern in a united fashion. The support group meets weekly in Melbourne…

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Armed Robbery – Strathmore Newsagency

On Friday the 06-09-13 just after 6.30 am two male offenders wearing black balaclavas and armed with knives entered the newsagency on Napier Street in Strathmore. The offenders attacked and assaulted the two employees, kicking and punching them, resulting in the victims sustaining minor injuries. The offenders stole cash from the register before fleeing in…

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Self Compassion

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has received a lot of attention since the various military operations started including Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation New Dawn (OND) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The rates of post-traumatic stress disorder has increased significantly among members of the military that are returning from service. The condition has now been marked…

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Domestic Violence & Problem Gambling

A recent study conducted by the University of Melbourne’s Problem Gambling Research and Treatment Centre found that more than half of the 120 people screened for problem gambling at clinics in Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania reported some form of family violence in the previous twelve months. The study found that problem gambling generally preceded family…

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Aggravated Burglaries – Heidelberg West

Police reported that eight homes in Heidelberg West have been burgled since the 20-08-13 . Police said that the assailants entered the homes through side or rear windows at night while the home owners were asleep. The eight homes are located north of Southern Road and south of Outhwaite Road. Heidelberg detectives are investigating the aggravated…

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