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Vocation to save lives

Vocation to save lives

VOCATION: Australian Catholic University nursing and paramedicine student and scholarship winner Laura Bishop.Laura Bishop's future was decided for her at the age of 12.
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The nursing andparamedicinestudent and scholarship winner at the Australian Catholic University had just arrived home from school in August 2008, when her seven-week-old sister went limp in her mother's arms.

Ella had stopped breathing, and as her mum began to panic, Ms Bishop grabbed the phone and called triple-0, together with her other sister relaying the call-taker's life-saving instructions to their mum.

Both were waiting at the front for two Albury paramedics, Bernie Meares and Fiona Dillon, who took Ella to hospital.

"The ability for the girls to relay the life-saving directions to their mum was vital,"Mr Meares told TheBorder Mailat the time.

"When we arrived baby Ella was kicking and screaming.It's always nice for us to find a crying baby as funny as that sounds because we know they are breathing."

Together, they saved Ella's life, Ms Bishop said. Ella was diagnosed with gastro and inhaling vomit into her lungs.

Ms Bishop and her sisterCaitlinwere awarded the Ambulance Service of NSW Star awards and later appeared in a TV show called triple zero heroes. During filming, they were reunited with the call-taker and the paramedics who were sent to the house.

"One of the NSW paramedics, Fiona Dillon, at the time, showed us such compassion and calmed the whole situation. She was a true hero to me and she was the driving influence behind my decision to want to be just like her when I was older."

Ms Dillondied of ovarian cancer two years later, but not before leaving a lasting influence on Ms Bishop, now 19."At 12, my future career was decided and I knew one dayI wanted more than anythingto help people and save lives," she said.

Ms Bishop has moved from Thurgoona to Canberra, and was the recipient of the Calvary John James Hospital Excellence in Nursing andParamedicineScholarship.

She's just finished her first semester of study. "I'm just really enjoying everything, I can't see myself doing any other thing."

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George and Matt Rose placed on report for incident in Cowra win

George and Matt Rose placed on report for incident in Cowra win

ON REPORT: George Rose was placed on report in his side's win over Cowra on Sunday. Photo: OLIVIA SARGENTOBERON Tigers are facingthe prospect of once moreplaying without marquee signing George Rose as they continue their bid for the Group 10 premier league minor premiership.
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The prop who played 151 NRL games was put on report for an incident which occurred in the Tigers’ 28-26 win over Cowra on Sunday.

His brother Matt will also head to the judiciary after being placed on report for a separate infringement at the Cowra Rugby Grounds.

Oberon coach Zac Rowlandsonfeels penalisingthe Tigers during the match wassufficient punishment for both incidents. Still, he faces a nervous wait.

“Matt and George are both on report again, I don’t think the incidents were really anything major,” he said.

“Matt landed on a Cowra player while making a tackle and his elbow hit the head of the player. It was a bit of a scuff, but he didn’t mean it.

“George got put on report for pushing someone in the chest, that probably shouldn’t have even been a penalty.”

George Rose has already spent time on the sidelines this year due to suspension, copping two weeks for a reckless high tackle.

Rowlandson hopes the latest incident will not see him miss more game time for the Tigers, the coach adding he felt Sunday’s match saw too many penalties as a whole.

“It wasn’t just what happened to Matt and George, there were so many penalties,” he said.

“If it wasn’t 40 penalties it would have been close to it, and it wasn’t just us getting penalised, it was them [Cowra] too. It’s not good for the game, it’s not good to see penalty stoppage after penalty stoppage and the amount of time the touch judges came onto the field.”

Still, Rowlandson did have something to be happy about as his side“got out of jail” against Cowra.

Oberon began the match well as they opened scoring via a try to fullback Blake Miller, but Cowra then pilled on 16 unanswered points.

Even after the Tigers fought back to level at 16-all when George Rose barged over, Cowra did not lie down.

In the end both teams crossed for five tries, but Trent Rose booted four conversions for the Tigers while Caley Mok was only able to kick three for the Magpies.

“Cowra played good. We started well, but we got flustered by a few calls and we went off our game,” Rowlandson said.

“They probably should have beat us … we just got lucky in the end.”

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Alice, Denise elected to LGNSW roles

Alice, Denise elected to LGNSW roles

Greater Hume Shire's Cr Denise Osborne has been re-elected to the LGNSW board of directors.
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FORMER Albury and Greater Hume mayors Alice Glachan and Denise Osborne have scored Local Government NSW board of director positions after a tumultuous period in the sector.

The original board election results due to be announced last October were ruled invalid due to a computer glitch and then the outcome of council mergers had to play out before an election could be finally held.

The results were released late last week with Cr Osborne running as an independent candidate and Cr Glachan on a Liberal Party ticket.

Another Albury councillor, Kevin Mack, missed out.

But the successful candidates’time on the board could be short-lived if they are not re-elected in September.

Only elected representatives from councils which avoided mergers could stand for LGNSW board positions.

“I’m back and I am very happy,”Cr Osborne said.

“I absolutely love it.

“But if a councillor on the board runs andis not re-elected to their own council they would create a vacancy.

“It has all been abit odd, agreed.”

The election was conducted by postal vote with a low rate of return in regional areas.

Cr Denise OsborneThe Border Mail.

She has not confirmed whether she willbe seeking re-election to Albury Council in September.

Cr Osborne was Greater Hume mayor for six years until 2012 and was mayor of the former Hume Shire before amalgamations in 2004.

Cr Glachan has been on Albury Council since 2004 and is the joint longest-serving city councillor with present mayor Henk van de Ven following the retirement earlier this year of Cr Patricia Gould.

She was mayor between 2009 and 2013 before being replaced by Cr Mack.

Meanwhile, Federation Council won’t be signing up to LGNSW for the next 12 months, representing a saving of $50,000.

The Corowa and Urana shires merged to form Federation Council in May and elections won’t be held until September, 2017.

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Taylor’s big win

Taylor’s big win

Another go: Re-elected Hume MP Angus Taylor celebrated with wife, Louise and a band of supporters and staff on Saturday night.The people of Hume have spoken.
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Incumbent Liberal MPAngus Taylor retained his position in the federal election on Saturday night, securing more than 54 per cent of the primary vote and 60.2 per cent after preferences.

Mr Taylor emerged victorious from theelectiondespite a 3.4 per cent swing in Labor’s favour, on the back of first-time Labor candidate Aoife Champion.

“In the northern area around Wollondilly it’s very clear we held or gained our primary vote but we won’t have a total picture until all the pre-polls are counted,” Mr Taylor said on Saturday night.

“I’m delighted (with the outcome).

“The vote I have received is a signal to me that people want me to continue working hard and engaging with them in the way I have been doing.”

Mr Taylor said he received more than 70 per cent of the vote in the “smaller northern booths”, including those in Camden and Wollondilly,.

He thanked his 500 volunteers throughout the Hume electorate and said his win was humbling.

“It is a privilege and a pleasure, and humbling to have this level of support,” Mr Taylor said.

“I will continue to fight for communities in Hume, and for the things I know so many local voters believe in –better opportunities for our businesses and their employees, better infrastructure and well targeted services.”

With just over 85 per cent of the vote countedMr Taylor had received 44,271 primary votes.

Ms Champion earned 26,164 primary votes, followed by Greens candidate Michaela Sherwood with 5122, Christian Democrat Adrian Van Der Byl with 2986, Bullet Train for Australia Party’s Trevor Anthoney with 1782 and Citizens Electoral Council candidate Lindsay Cosgrove with 1268.

Ms Champion said her party’s performance in Hume was “a great result”, especially given the two-party preferred swing, and put a dent in Mr Taylor’s “Prime Ministerial ambitions”.

In the neighbouring seat of Macarthur, Labor candidate Dr Michael Freelander was the shock winner.

He declaredvictory barely three hours after booths closed in what was predicted to be one of the country’s tightest races.

Dr Freelander took the seat from two-term LiberalMP Russell Matheson with a 12.2 per cent swing in Labor’s favour (after preferences), and secured 52.7 per cent of the primary vote.

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Maintenance key to winter safety

Maintenance key to winter safety

FIRE SAFETY: Orange Fire and Rescue leading firefighter Andy Webb and station officer Brad Monico say winter is a busy time for firefighters. Photo: TANYA MARSCHKE
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WINTER has become the busiest time for Orange firefighters who are warning residents tomaintain fire places and electric blankets to prevent a house fire.

Fire and Rescue NSW's Orangestation officer Brad Monico said localcrews respondto more kitchen and heater related fires in winter as well as motor accidents due to wet and icy roads.

“Winter can be our busiest time especially for fire and rescue in Orange, we go to more structure related fires and heat related fires,” Mr Monico said,

“Generally it’s kitchen fires and fire place fires or ash in the bins or chimney fires.

“We do get calls especially in the rainy times in terms of dryers, we’ve had a couple of calls in the last month from people not cleaning out the filter of the dryer.”

Mr Monico is also urging people to check electric blankets for damage and frayed cords after a95-year-old woman from Cunningar diedlastweek afterher electric blanket catchingfire.

He said overloaded power boardsand wheat bags in beds were also fire risksand having a functioning smoke alarm was vital.

“We had one of people drying clothestoo close to the heater, a smoke detector went off and prevented a bigger fire,” Mr Monico said.

Keep chimneys maintained.

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