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Q&A: WHAT DRIVES MARK WEBBER?

After a dream run with Porsche in 2015 Mark Webber has managed to capture what alluded him during his F1 career. At what point did you know motor sport was what you wanted to do for a career? Mark Webber: Growing up in Queanbeyan was very fortunate for me, a rural setting, easy access to…

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IPRA NSW teams up with Cars For Hope for 2015 finale

With the 2015 Improved Production Racing Australia (IPRA) NSW 2015 State Championship approaching its final stages, we are proud to announce our support for the Cars For Hope IPRA NSW Final Round from 25-27 September 2015 at Sydney Motorsport Park.  The event will feature 3 days of action packed racing with door-to-door battles between the best…

NEWS: Social media users urged to consider rising suicide rates

Lifeline, one of Australia’s largest mental health organisations, have urged social media users to take greater responsibility for their actions as suicide rates in Australia rise to a 10-year high. Lifeline’s national manager John Mendel said the memory of Charlotte Dawson, the New Zealand-Australian television personality, was still “fresh”. Mr Mendel added Ms Dawson “frequently…

NEWS: Ellen Page’s Valentine’s Day speech

Canadian actress Ellen Page, who starred in the hit movie Juno in 2007, announced that she was gay at the Human Rights THRIVE conference in Las Vegas, an event that supports LBGTQ youths. “I’m here today because I am gay,” she said. “…And because I can make a difference. “Regardless, for me, I feel a…

NEWS: Philip Seymour Hoffman and The Oscars’ empty seats

Just over 1 week ago, it was reported that actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found deceased in the apartment of his bathroom from an apparent drug overdose. He left behind his partner of 15 years, Mimi O’Donnell and their 3 children, Tallulah, Willa and Cooper Alexander. Hoffman was the 2006 Oscar winner for Best Actor…

NEWS: Australian swimming legend Ian Thorpe returns from rehab

Australian Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe has reportedly returned to his family home from rehab whilst battling depression and alcohol abuse. Last week it was reported that Thorpe was admitted into hospital following a shoulder injury due to a fall and was released from medical care not long after. His friends have revealed that Thorpe…

NEWS: Australia commended at World Innovation Summit for Health

At the World Innovation Summit for Health held late last year in Qatar, the need to help mentally-ill people was highlighted and Australian innovations were commended as examples of best practice. Professor Vikram Patel from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and co-chair of the mental health panel discussion noted that “suicide alone…

NEWS: Kids Helpline unable to respond to 1 in 5 phone calls

The Kids Helpline is an Australian confidential online and telephone counselling service aimed at children and young adults aged between 5 and 25 and each year receive a staggering 460,000 telephone calls from lonely and unhappy kids. Recently, Kids Helpline general manager Wendy Protheroe revealed that of these 460,000 calls over 100,000 of them were…

Support for the Seclusion and Restraint Declaration

The National Mental Health Commission is urging Australians from all walks of life to join together in calling for an end to the seclusion and restraint of children and adults with mental health problems. To show your support for the Seclusion and Restraint Declaration, add your name at the NMHC website. It will take you…