South West pine plantations sprayed with glyphosate

Organic South West farm hold grave fears over aerial glyphosate spraying

” These compounds will leach into the river and directly destroy the algal microbial communities which are the foundation of the food chain in this water system.

This will devastate the marron and fish populations, including brown trout, rainbow trout and redfin, that currently inhabit the waterway.

Losing the marron is particularly concerning as Southampton have started farming them as a new enterprise.”

said  Jeff Pow and Michelle McManus, South West farmers, 2015 WA Landcare award winners for innovation and sustainable farm practices.

Read Organic South West farm hold grave fears over aerial glyphosate spraying, watoday, June 7 2016.

World Autism Awareness Day video

Dancers help raise awareness of autism

On World Autism Awareness Day, Tuesday 02 April 2013, Autism Queensland and supporters turned the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane blue to raise awareness about people living with Autism, their families, carers and teachers.

More information
  • Video published on 7 Apr 2013 by Autism Queensland.
  • The event marked the start of Autism Awareness Month and the formal kick-off of Autism Queensland’s fundraising and awareness campaign Go Blue for Autism. Dancers in blue morph suits captured the attention of curious onlookers and help raise awareness of autism — a condition that research shows affects one in 100 Australian children.
  • World Autism Awareness Day, autismspeaks.
  • On World Autism Awareness Day, Thoughts On Parenting A Son With Autismhuffingtonpost. 04/02/2015.

Go Blue for Autism

For more information, contact Autism Queensland via enquiries@autismqld.com.au or call (07) 3273 0000

Poster of Go Blue for Autism
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Go Blue from April 2 to help raise Awareness and Funds to support Queenslanders living with ASD

If April doesn’t suit, please choose a more suitable day and make that your Go Blue for Autism day!

GO BLUE FOR AUTISM
Go Blue from April 2 to help raise awareness and funds to support Queenslanders living with ASD.

Each year on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day, iconic buildings across Australia and the world turn their lights blue to promote autism awareness. In support of this global initiative, Autism Queensland asks people Go Blue for the month of April to help raise awareness and funds to help us support Queenslanders of all ages living with ASD and their families.

Find more information, and/or contact enquiries@autismqld.com.au or call (07) 3273 0000.
Register online, get updates via Facebook and Twitter.

Big Pharma spending one Million Dollars a Week on Sponsored “Educational Events” in Australia

A Million Dollars A Week, The Global Mail, 2013

A Million Dollars A Week
The Global Mail’s new database exposes the murky relationships between drug-makers and doctors.

Pharmaceutical companies are banned from advertising prescription drugs directly to Australian consumers. But they can promote their products to doctors and other health professionals, including through their sponsored “education events”.

Explore the Data Visualisation, The Global Mail

Read A Million Dollars A Week, The Global Mail
by Debra Jopson, Clare Blumer, Mike Seccombe, 26 April 2013

Read The Great Pill Pu$h, The Global Mail, 21 Nov 2013

Successful Class Action for 100 Australians and New Zealanders Thalidomide Victims

Thalidomide victims to share massive settlement after successful class action

Thalidomide victims to share massive settlement after successful class action
More than one hundred Australians and New Zealanders living with severe physical deformities because of #thalidomide will share in an $89 million settlement after a class action ended in Melbourne.

Great news: more than one hundred Australians and New Zealanders living with severe physical deformities because of thalidomide will share in an $89 million settlement after a class action ended in Melbourne.

The British multinational owner of the company that distributed the drug in Australia, agreed to the settlement.

Read Thalidomide victims to share massive settlement after successful class action, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 Dec 2013

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Australian Pharmacies displaying 1950s DES Drug Poster

A ’50s ad carries a powerful message

A ’50s ad carries a powerful message
DES Action NSW is asking pharmacists to display the historic DES posters

In a joint project with students from Macquarie University, DES Action NSW is asking pharmacists to display the historic DES posters at their scripts-in counters to prompt people to find out about problems associated with exposure to diethylstilboestrol (DES).

So far 75 Sydney pharmacies have agreed to take part in the project but according to DES Action NSW co-ordinator Carol Devine the participation needs to be more widespread.

Read A ’50s ad carries a powerful message
by Emma Swain, May 15, 2013.

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Silent Thalidomide could affect Thousands of Australian Women

Media Ripple Effect ; from UK to OZ

‘Silent Thalidomide’ could affect thousands of Australian women

It was touted as a wonder drug that could prevent miscarriages, but 40 years on, experts fear DES may be causing cancer in up to three generations of women

January 2012, when the ripple effects of the Independent on Sunday reached Australia… read ‘Silent Thalidomide’ could affect thousands of Australian women
au.lifestyle.yahoo, January 23, 2012.

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DES Action Australia-NSW on Twitter

Follow @DESAustraliaNSW

DES Action Australia-NSW on Twitter
Follow @DESAustraliaNSW on Twitter

Follow Carol Devine @DESAustraliaNSW on Twitter

DES Action Australia-NSW is a support and advocacy group for those who know or suspect exposure to the anti-miscarriage drug DES diethylstilboestrol

Website: DES Action Australia-NSW

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DES Picnic Social Event in Australia

DES Action Australia: support and advocacy for those exposed to DES ; related hormones and endocrine disruptors

A few weeks ago DES Action Australia NSW in Sydney had a notice published in the RSVP section of the Sydney Morning Herald, inviting people affected by DES (diethylstibestrol) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the DES cancer finding.  For this occasion Carole Devine, DES Action Australia NSW founder, is inviting the group members and associates, their friends and families to meet up for a DES picnic community event.

DES ACTION AUSTRALIA BIG PICNIC

DES Picnic Community Event in Australia

Where: Lilies on the Park (cafe), Bicentennial Park,
adjacent to Sydney Olympic Park, Homebush
When: Saturday November 26th – 11.30 am
Directions: Follow signs to Sydney Olympic Park.
On Australia Ave take first turn on right into Bicentennial Ave.
(Lattice clock tower at park entry).
Event attendees will then move on to a nearby picnic area.

If you’ve been affected by the DES drug and are anywhere near Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday 26th November, join your local DES community and bring along a picnic or buy food at Lilies Cafe. Just come along and look out for DES Action Australia identifying marker – yellow balloons!

Tea, coffee, juice will be provided and there will be an opportunity to hire bicycles at the park for AU$ 15 per hour.

For more information about the 40th Anniversary of the DES cancer finding watch this video featuring US researcher Dr Arthur Herbst.

To get an idea of interest and to help with catering, DES Action Australia NSW is asking participants to RSVP as soon as possible by emailing c_devine@bigpond.net.au or phoning 02 98754820. For more information about the great work they are doing, please visit DES Action Australia NSW blog.

HAPPY DES PICNIC EVERYONE!

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