Hervey Bay Independent : 22nd January 2015
Setting the record straight NEWSBRIEFS Parkinson’s disease seminar Parkinson’s QLD will be holding a comprehensive information and education Seminar focusing on all aspects of Parkinson’s on Saturday, February 21 at Hervey Bay Boat Club. This seminar is especially important for health professionals and students, people living with Parkinson’s and related disorders, care givers and family members. Parkinson’s QLD CEO, Helen Crew, said bringing the seminar to Hervey Bay would raise awareness of Parkinson’s in the community and promote the support and treatment services available, along with a wealth of other information from world renowned Parkinson’s experts and interactive Q&A sessions. The aim of the seminar is to help anyone affected by Parkinson’s to feel they’re not alone. Topics to be covered include: • Learn from world renowned experts in the fi eld of Parkinson’s neurology and neurosurgery as they explain the complexities of Parkinson’s disease. • Treatment choices available for people living with Parkinson’s Save Fraser Island Dingoes Inc members, Karin and Malcom Kilpatrick, Robert Heathcote and Cheryl Bryant fundraise for ongoing efforts to protect native species on Fraser Island (right). Fraser Coast conservationists seeking to establish a fi rst response centre on the Island to attend to injured native animals have been set back by a misunderstanding that suggested the facility would be a dingo hospital. Fraser Coast Dingoes Inc spokesperson said while the group’s focus was primarily the protection of dingoes, the issues surrounding management of the apex predator was “just the tip of the iceberg”. The group feels their campaign to set up a wildlife care facility has been given a major setback after media incorrectly labelled the proposed centre as a dingo hospital. The group was offered three unused, government-owned buildings as long as they are moved to free-hold land. Dilli Village University Campus was the proposed site, however, a letter from Minister Dickson’s offi “Perhaps the government does not understand what we have on offer here,” the group’s spokesperson Karin Kilpatrick said. “It is to assist all those already involved in care and management, to provide a faster response to rescue injured animals until Sea World and other wildlife carers arrive. The centre would be a facility for a fi rst response team where they can hold injured animals until Sea World, Australia Zoo or local wildlife carers arrived. ce stated this plan was inappropriate for the reason that the group would be interfering with the island’s natural order. “In the case of sugar gliders we would hope they would be treated on the Island to avoid them being removed from the Island and never returned, as is the case currently. Fraser Island is a national park, made up of freehold land, leased land, is world heritage listed and visited by 400,000 people each year, so it is defi nitely impacted by humans.” The group said the facility would be community funded and that the three buildings they were seeking use of were destined to be demolished. The plan was to house medical and rescue equipment, provide lodging for overnight carers and house any native animals recovering from sickness or injuries such as turtles, birds, snakes. 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