Tag Archives: Australian

When landing, watch out for emus

Senior pilot Magnus Badger has been flying with the RFDS SE Section for 25 years. Since joining us in 1988, he has flown 13,000 hours to towns scattered across the South Eastern Section, an area the size of France. Originally … Continue reading

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Motorcyclists to get a health check rev up

While the 2010 IVECO Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island will send hearts racing, men will be encouraged to take a pit stop at a special health clinic created by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Wayne Gardner, who will … Continue reading

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Stroke, do you have the facts?

In the next 10 years, more than half a million Australian’s will suffer a stroke. Its something we should all have the facts about. The Stroke Foundation has provided a fact sheet with the top ten facts about stroke (see … Continue reading

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Life expectancy is approximatley 17 years less for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

The estimated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) population of Australia was around 520,000 in June 2006 (AIHW 2008), constituting 2.5% of the total Australian population. Of these, the proportion who identify their origin as: •Aboriginal only is 90% •Torres … Continue reading

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So you’re going to the Outback!

Unfortunately, up to a quarter of the emergency medical evacuations that we carry out each year are the result of city travellers who get into trouble on their Outback adventure. The Australian Outback offers spectacular scenery and the chance for … Continue reading

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