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• The first national newsagents’
convention was held in Launceston
with the theme Meeting the Challenge
of Change . The Industry Forum about
what newsagents expected from
suppliers and associations indicated a
clear demand for national unity and a
• Ted Rogan (GNS) said,” in NSW we
are buying better than 10 years ago”.
• Paul Stevens (Qld Newsagent)
said, we need to change the public
perception of Newspower and operate
under Your Newspower Newsagent
and Stationer .
• Graeme le Fevre (Chairmen TNA)
said, ”The main problem is apathy
• Col Grinham (Chairman NANA)
said, it is difficult getting 50% of
newsagents to read and respond to
• June Carter (SA newsagent) said,
”a Federal Secretariat is vital”. This
was met with enthusiastic applause.
• Geoff McDonald (Tas newsagent)
said, Magazine over supply and poor
stationery wholesaling practices are a
• Ken Murphy (QNF) was “amazed
that the ANF didn’t have a full time
• Robert King (WAANA) said, “it
is difficult to achieve unity when
each newsagent is an independent
businessman with individual ideas .
• Richard Walsh (MD at ACP)
said “Neither a national or state
executive can take responsibility for
an individual newsagent. It is up to
you (newsagent)” and “Newsagents
and publishers often sound like a
pair hitched too long and forgotten
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At just 21, Hazel was given shocking news
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She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis,
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As a single mum caring for her young son
and her care needs increasing, Hazel began
to research her future options.
But in the search, Hazel made a startling
discovery, I may have to go into an aged
care home because there is nothing out
there. It made me feel like I had no other
choice, that I had nowhere else to go. It
made me feel down and depressed with the
thought that this is reality and I didn t want
to go there.
I needed something else where I didn t
lose my individuality and I could be my own
person. That s where Youngcare came in .
Youngcare had just completed the first
ever Youngcare Apartments in Brisbane,
offering everything a young person requiring
round-the-clock care needs to live a young
life filled with hope, possibility and dignified
care. Thankfully now, Hazel is a resident at
the Youngcare Apartments, living the kind
of life that every young person deserves and
also benefits from a unique model of 24hr
care, courtesy of Youngcare s partner in care
Wesley Mission Brisbane.
The issues faced by young people like
Hazel, their families and carers are complex
and far reaching. Shockingly, studies suggest
that 44% of young people in aged care
homes received a visit from friends less than
once a year and 21% went outside the home
less than once a month (Ref: Di Winkler:
Australian Health Review 2005). Studies
have also proven an increase in the incidence
of depression. Over 6,500 young people are
living in aged care around the country, with a
further 720,000 facing such a prospect..
There are many that urgently need help
and Youngcare has vowed to provide hope,
possibilities and dignified care for every
young person who needs it. But it s a big
job and Youngcare is only made possible
through the combined support of the
community, business and government.
The ANF is partnering with Youngcare to
develop a national fund raising strategy
to assist. Watch out for more news on the
Youngcare program in 2010.
The two gentlemen
were talking, and
one said, Last
night we went out
to a new restaurant and it was really
great.. I would recommend it very highly.
The other man said, W hat is the name of
The first man thought and thought and
finally said, What is the name of that flower
you give to someone you love?
You know.... The one that s red and has
‘Do you mean a rose?’
Yes, that s the one, replied the man. He
then turned towards the kitchen and yelled,
‘Rose, what’s the name of that restaurant
we went to last night?
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