NEWS-HR

George Town councillor Justine Brooks has been appointed as chief executive of sexual assault support service Laurel House.

An application by Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (s.238 – Application for a scope order) will be determined by Fair Work Deputy President Hamilton in the Fair Work Commission Central Plaza Two Level 14 66 Eagle Street in Brisbane (9.15am) on Tuesday.

An application for approval of the Barunga Village Inc Aged Care Employees Enterprise Agreement 2018 (s.185 – Application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) will be determined by Fair Work Commissioner Platt in his chambers in Adelaide.

Healthscope Operations Pty Ltd will defend a s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) in front of Fair Work Commissioner Yilmaz in Court 5 & Conference Room D – Level 6 in Melbourne (D’Cruz).

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application from MECWA T/A Mecwacare for the MECWA (Trading as MECWACARE), ANMF and HSU Enterprise Agreement 2018 has been granted by Fair Work Deputy President Masson in Melbourne on 22 March 2019.

A senior medical officer and rural hospital consultant at Hāwera Hospital is among those missing in Christchurch following last week’s terror attack. A statement from the Taranaki District Health Board said Doctor Amjad Hamid was at the mosque in Christchurch at the time of the shooting and is missing, presumed dead. Dr Hamid’s wife Hanan said she and her husband emigrated to Christchurch from Palestine 23 years ago.

An 82-year-old man is lucky to be alive after accidentally locking himself in a wardrobe for four and a half days. The man was found by police on Tuesday last week. He had woken on Thursday night the week before to use the toilet and had become disorientated, locking himself in the wardrobe. Police received a call from the man’s neighbours on Tuesday, concerned about loud banging coming from the house. Police entered the house and the man was taken to hospital.

Attackers hid behind a wall before assaulting two medics at Middlemore Hospital, breaking one of the staff members’ collar bone. The registered nurse and healthcare assistant, who work in the intensive care unit, were leaving work after nightshift at 7am on Saturday. Counties Manukau Health chief executive Margie Apa said the unprovoked attack happened near the entrance to the hospital’s western car park. It is not clear what the motive of the attack was, but its understood the attackers were laying in wait. The attack comes after protests last year over safety at the staff car park at the hospital, which has been described as dangerous by the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO).