Sydney, September 25, 2020: The Woodhouse Wollombi is one of the Hunter Valleys finest function spaces. Set on 100 acres of park like grounds, all events are on an exclusive basis, ensuring the privacy of guests.

Co-owner, Gabrielle Dal Bon said the decision to become a production partner of The Bachelor AU was a natural fit.

“The Bachelor is all about the search for love and finding your perfect partner. The Woodhouse, as one of the finest wedding venues in the Hunter Valley is the culmination of that search where couples declare their love and commit”.

With capacity of 150 seated, the Woodhouse has been architecturally designed and built specifically with events in mind with an elegant and restrained colour palette.

The building offers soaring cathedral ceilings, multiple courtyards, full audio, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, as well as huge covered dancefloor.

Complementing the Woodhouse is a lakeside pavilion, cantilevered 3 m over a beautiful lake.

If you would like further information about The Woodhouse Wollombi for your next event (wedding, corporate or film) please contact Gabrielle Dal Bon directly at [email protected] or 0413 003 656.

Gone are the days when seeking advice for embarrassing issues in the bedroom meant resorting to the back of your dad’s Playboy magazine. Today, health startup Mosh is bringing the subject around men’s health issues to the forefront of mainstream media. Mosh has released its latest TVC, purposely built as a conversation starter, encouraging men to get help and take action on their difficulties in bed.

Head of Marketing, Christine Yoon, says, “According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Australian men do not prioritise health and are less likely to seek medical support. Additionally, even though these issues like erectile dysfunction (ED) and hair loss are more common than you think, there is still a big stigma around talking about these health conditions.”

So Mosh is set out to give men a safe space to tackle their more uncomfortable issues. Mosh is the ultimate men’s health destination for getting medical treatment on erectile dysfunction, hair loss, mental health and more. The online health clinic connects men with accredited Australians doctors to organise tailored treatment plans and get medications delivered to your door.

With a goal to de-stigmatize addressing erectile dysfunction, Mosh isn’t afraid of getting dicks on TV either. The TVC is set in the footy locker room, featuring a half-time team talk from a coach. He’s seen encouraging his players, “C’mon guys. It’s time to lift. You’re just not performing like you used to. Where have you been lately? Not here.”

The camera then pans to a wide shot of the entire changeroom with men in deflated penise costumes sitting around the coach, being inspired to take action.
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“The good-humoured approach will help open the dialogue and normalise the process of seeking help. We had to go through numerous and long debates with media networks on why we should be able to air this TVC. It’s incredible how many still felt uncomfortable with the concept while a few have applauded us for being forthright and shedding light upon the subject. At the end of the day, erectile dysfunction is a medical condition like any other, and we at Mosh want to help men get the right treatment,” says Christine Yoon.

According to Healthy Male Organization it is estimated that erectile dysfunction affects 1 million men in Australia and one in two Australian men aged 18-55 experience some form of sexual difficulty. There are many possible causes of erectile dysfunction from physical illnesses to psychological issues, medications and recreational drug use. Fortunately, it is very treatable and options can be discussed with a doctor at Mosh.

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About Mosh

Mosh ( is an online men’s health clinic, a one-stop shop for men who are dealing with hair loss, erectile dysfunction, mental health and more. The online health clinic connects men with accredited Australian doctors (and psychologists) and organises treatments in discreet packages to be delivered to your door.
Customers complete an interactive questionnaire to assess their unique needs. Mosh then uses algorithms to flag or weed out people with medical conditions or not appropriate for telehealth.

Mosh was founded in 2018 by co-founders Gabriel Baker and David Narunsky. The pair’s aim was to provide affordable and accessible treatment while removing the stigma around “embarrassing” men’s health issues such as hair loss and sexual performance.The Australian-based company has completed several rounds of funding as it looks to continue with its rapid growth.


For further media information:

Christine Yoon
Head of Marketing
[email protected]

Australian teacher named Global Education Influencer

Queensland teacher Damien Aldridge has been named on the list of Global Education Influencers, by Excelligent magazine. The list honours the world’s most influential teachers and educators. Mr Aldridge, Director of Brisbane STEM Education business, STEM Punks, says he’s “stunned and honoured” to be on such a prestigious list of the world’s best.

The list recognises successful educators across the world, their approach towards life, the challenges they came across, and the way they dealt with those challenges, plus their accomplishments throughout their career.

Mr Aldridge says, “This is excellent recognition for the hard work over the past few years, and especially the exponential growth we’ve experienced this year during COVID.”
STEM Punks is an education venture, founded in 2017. The business focuses on making science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education accessible to children, while supporting and upskilling educators, to make it fun to teach.
STEM Punks mission is to “Inspire Tomorrow’s Innovators” and teach kids 21st Century Skills by enabling a mindset of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Programs are developed to inspire kids (and adults) to learn about STEM in a fun and interactive environment.
“Through our STEM Education programs we create confident creative thinkers who develop an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset to solve tomorrow’s problems, today.” Mr Aldridge says. CEO of STEM Punks, Michael Holmstrom, adds, “A global acknowledgement like this recognises the work STEM Punks is doing both nationally and internationally to promote STEM education for all.”
STEM Punks offers curriculum-aligned courses in STEM for students and teachers both in schools and online and is the leading STEM education provider in the world. “We’ve got the best educators in Australia, we’ve got the best teachers and students, and there’s some exciting growth opportunities for us across the globe. The power of education to change kids’ lives cannot be underestimated.” Mr Aldridge says.
“We’re part of the new wave of education. We’re at the forefront of Design Thinking, Problem Based Learning, and teaching kids 21st Century skills to create innovative solutions to world problems.”

A fundamental of all STEM Punks content is Design Thinking, which teaches kids to know their user, develop a solution, test the solution, and even market the solution. Courses in innovation and entrepreneurship are proving to be the most popular, with parents requesting this more than ever during the recent COVID lockdown.

Holmstrom says that parents were concerned about kids falling behind during COVID and are looking to external education providers to upskill their children for the future. “Kids these days are already tech-savvy, but we leverage that skillset and take it up a notch, giving them real skills they can apply to any job or industry. Problem Based Learning is something they can use whether they’re an engineer or a dancer, a mechanic, or an actor. There is much to be gained in their future jobs when they approach any problem with this mindset.”

Despite the uncertainty of this year, the success of the award-winning small business has gone from strength to strength, and Aldridge continues to look to the future, “Accolades like this cement our place as a world-leading brand and highlights our growth from when we first started. Only a couple of years ago we were a garage based EdTech, and now we’re a global leader in STEM Education, so the future looks bright.”

To read the article:

MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Holmstrom, STEM Punks CEO
Mobile: 0400 600 729
Email: [email protected]

Succession Plus is pleased to announce that Amreeta Abbott, a founder of NowInfinity (which sold earlier this year to Class for $25mil) has joined Succession Plus as a shareholder and board member. Her expertise and experience in fintech success and scaling professional service businesses will be invaluable. Further, having been through a very successful exit, Amreeta has first hand knowledge of the trials and tribulations and the detailed preparation involved to maximise business value and successfully exit. Amreeta on announcing her decision stated “Craig West and the Succession Plus team have built a process specifically focused on helping business owners maximise their value and having just completed an exit, I can see the importance for Australian business owners in getting this right. The baby boomer generation represents the largest transfer of wealth in history and getting that right has a critical impact on peoples live and the wider economy. I am now focused on building out the tech platform to make the process more widely available. “

Vitalii Symon, a co-Founder and the former CTO of NowInfinity will be joining the IT team of Succession Plus to bring efficiency via software, empower the Succession Plus global team with cutting-edge cloud components, including Microsoft, Xero, and other world class technology stacks and ecosystems.

Craig West, CEO of Succession Plus explained the strategy to bring Amreeta on board as a key part of the businesses growth phase – “ I have known Amreeta for over 15 years and watched NowInfinity grow and develop into a highly valuable, scale business – the experience and knowledge that Amreeta brings to the table is substantial and just what we need to take our business to the next level of growth. We are part way thru a major software build to scale our offering to the market and her experience and personal network will add substantial value to that process”.

Succession Plus is Australia’s largest Business Succession and Exit planning advisory firm with offices in all capital cities, as well as NZ and the UK. They have seen a substantial increase in interest in Employee Share Ownership Plans thru COVID and grew 40 % in the last 12 months.

New Australian research on COVID-19 screening of hospital patients during the first wave of the pandemic found that the documentation of patient screening procedures before surgery could be improved.
The COVID Screen Audit study has been published in Australian Health Review, the journal of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). I
Research team leader Professor David Story (University of Melbourne) said the study analysed the admission records of 2,197 patients who underwent elective and non-elective surgery at two major Melbourne hospitals between 1 April and 10 May 2020.
‘Despite the national imperative to screen for COVID and communicate the results, the documenting of COVID-19 screening fell short of our proposed lower acceptable limit of 85% in almost all surgical groups’, Professor Story said.
‘We are not saying screening wasn’t done—rather that the information wasn’t readily available for clinical teams caring for some patients.
‘We would assume patients have been screened, probably several times, but we really need to know for sure. We need it in writing.
‘The percentages of surgery patients observed to have had both COVID-19 screening and temperature documented could be improved, from 72% among elective patients and 38% among non-elective patients.
‘We found that documenting screening varied markedly across surgical groups. In particular we found that non-elective surgical patients had the lowest rate of documenting and also the highest rate of COVID-19 related history and signs’, Professor Story said.
Identifying surgical patients with SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease is important for several reasons, including that patients with COVID-19 may have more complications and greater mortality after surgery. COVID-19 may also further increase the already increased risks for complications and mortality among non-elective patients.
Professor Story said the results of the COVID Screen Audit study were likely to apply to other Australian hospitals, and noted that both hospitals had instituted far more rigorous documenting during Victoria’s second wave of the pandemic.
The study was funded by research grants from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Research Foundation and the Medibank Better Health Foundation.

The COVID Screen Audit article in Australian Health Review can be accessed at

More information on AHHA is available at

Media enquiries: Carolyn Jones, ANZCA Media Manager, 0408 259 369.

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is the national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals, Primary Health Networks, and community and primary healthcare services.

Maidstone, Kent, 22nd September 2020 – KEF is proud to launch the LS50 Collection comprising of the ‘LS50 Meta’ bookshelf speaker and the ‘LS50 Wireless II’ wireless hifi speaker. Both speakers are an innovative evolution from previous iterations. KEF has set the bar high but, after three years of intensive research, the latest LS50 Collection speakers have raised the benchmark even further by delivering an unprecedented purity of sound coupled with intuitive usability.

For over half a century, KEF has been the master of creating the most authentic and natural sound. Listeners feel as though their favourite musician is performing live, the narrator is sat with them, or they are amidst the high-energy of their team’s final game. Whether enjoying a much-loved film from your sofa, writing a bestseller at your home studio or listening to your favourite soundtrack in the study, the unrivalled quality is signature to KEF.

Revolutionary Technology

KEF has introduced the world’s first loudspeakers to use the revolutionary Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT). Recognised as a modern icon of design, the LS50 has been remastered to incorporate this ground-breaking technology and deliver impressively natural sound. You only have to listen and believe.
The LS50 Collection is the embodiment of KEF’s desire for continual development and innovation, pushing the boundaries to create contemporary products that perform beyond what had ever been imagined. The result is a magical acoustic experience; the speakers disappear to allow the listener to become utterly immersed; hearing every word, every note, every detail.

In a joint development initiative with the Acoustic Metamaterials Group, KEF has harnessed MAT by creating a synthetic material that has the super capacity to absorb all unwanted sound radiating from the rear of the driver, reducing distortion and enabling the prevention of audio distraction.

MAT is a highly complex maze-like structure, where each of the intricate channels efficiently absorbs a range of specific frequencies. When combined, the channels act as an acoustic black hole, absorbing 99% of the unwanted sound. Other traditional approaches have only allowed around 60% absorption, so the resulting acoustic quality is incomparable.

The LS50 Collection hosts a specially designed 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT, with new and enhanced features. The Uni-Q technology disperses sound so evenly around the room that wherever you are, you’ll experience the same authentic soundscape. The enhancements include a new cone neck decoupler and motor system, which further reduce coloration and distortion. The result is sound that is more transparent with deeper tight bass.

Other enhancements from the legendary LS50 include an off-set flexible bass port, a low diffraction curved baffle, and rigid cross bracing with constrained layer damping. All seamlessly combine to achieve exceptional depth, detail and the lowest sound distortion of any speaker in its class.

Attention To Every Detail

KEF’s passionate team of designers have thoughtfully considered every detail of the latest speakers to ensure they complement and blend with the listeners’ home. This is evident in the optimised cabinet design, the elegantly curved front and the versatile colourways that match the bespoke KEF S2 Floor Stand. Every detail is design and performance perfection.

KEF S2 Floor Stand

Designed in conjunction with the LS50 Meta and the LS50 Wireless II, the S2 Floor Stand features a top plate designed to allow secure fixing points for the speaker, dampening base plates and a hollow central column that can be loaded with inert filler for a truly uncoloured sound. An integrated cable management system provides a beautifully elegant presentation. The S2 Floor Stand is the perfect acoustic stand partner for either LS50 Collection model.

LS50 Wireless II

The powerful nature of the LS50 Wireless II comes from the combination of the exquisitely formed cabinet with advanced Digital Signal Processing – KEF’s Music Integrity Engine and impactful 380W of amplification – a new 100W class A/B amplifier powers the tweeters and a 280W class D amplifier powers the mid/bass drivers. The KEF Connect app means that you can tailor the sound to the environment in which you are listening to it. The left and right speakers are connected wirelessly; alternatively, users may connect the supplied interspeaker cable. All the while, the front-end streaming system is both new and intuitive.
With the KEF Connect app, you can stream Tidal, Amazon Music, Qobuz, Deezer, Internet Radio stations and podcasts. And you can stream directly from the native app with Spotify Connect. LS50 Wireless II also has audiophiles covered with support for streaming music files up to 24bit/384kHz, as well as MQA Decoding and DSD256 for truly high-resolution audio playback. LS50 Wireless II is also certified Roon Ready. AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast seamlessly connects your compatible Apple or Android device, whilst Bluetooth expands the options even further. There are also wired connections for your TV, turntable, CD player and games console, via the HDMI, analogue, optical and coaxial sockets.

Notes to Editors: LS50 Meta & LS50 Wireless II

PERFORMANCE – most accurate and immersive sound
• The world’s first application of Metamaterial Absorption Technology (MAT) in loudspeaker design
• Metamaterial Absorption Technology eliminates 99% of high-frequency distortion from the rear of driver for pure, natural sound
• 12th generation Uni-Q with MAT driver array for exceptional acoustic accuracy
• Driver Performance Optimisation for enhanced sonic performance, less distortion and reduced colouration
• Patented off-set flexible port for reduced midrange colouration with exceptional levels of depth and detail
• Finite Element Analysis (FEA) designed cabinet with constrained layer damping to achieve a totally rigid and inert cabinet.

DESIGN – Attention to every detail

LS50 Meta
• Optimised cabinet design for best acoustic performance
• Available in 4 matte finishes Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White as well as a Royal Blue Special Edition

LS50 Wireless II
• Low-diffraction, curved baffle
• A subtle control panel on the top of the satin-finished cabinet
• Available in four finishes, Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White as well as a Crimson Red Special Edition

• Bespoke S2 Floor Stands finished in Carbon Black, Titanium Grey, Mineral White, and Special Edition colours to complement perfectly LS50 Meta and LS50 Wireless II

LS50 Wireless II: FREEDOM – all the music, all the time
• Play all major music services and supports all major audio formats
• Wireless both from source and between the speakers
• Comprehensive applications and connectivity
• Intuitive on-boarding with user-centred features
• Personalised listening experience via KEF Connect App

#KEF #KEFListenandbelieve #KEFLS50Meta #KEFLS50WirelessII #KEFSpeakers #KEFTech

LS50 Meta: US$1,500 / pair
LS50 Wireless II: US$ 2,500 / pair
KEF S2 Floor Stand: US$ 399 / pair

LS50 Meta: 25th September 2020
LS50 Wireless II: early November 2020
KEF S2 Floor Stand: September 2020

To discover more on KEF and LS50 Collection, please visit:


About KEF
KEF was founded in 1961 by Raymond Cooke OBE (1925–1995). Headquartered, in those early years, in a Nissen Hut on the premises of Kent Engineering & Foundry in the UK, after more than half a century at the cutting edge of audio the company remains committed to excellence in sound. From ground-breaking Uni-Q technology to the bar-setting LS50 Wireless, KEF’s flair for the unusual – and sometimes controversial – balances an obsession with design in harmony with the most innovative engineering. KEF’s reputation for quality is founded on a refusal to compromise on aural authenticity or experience.

KEF Marketing & Media Contacts
Jacqueline Wong ([email protected]) , and
Simon Zanin ([email protected])

Penrith, NSW – Studio1000 Photography Australia are hosting an event of dog photography aimed at raising much-needed funds for RSPCA NSW and local business.

The Project is a collaboration between Studio1000 Photography Australia, based in Penrith along with Swanky Paws, the online dog fashion label. “Pets bring joy to so many lives, and the fantastic work the RSPCA NSW does is as important now more than ever.” Mark Flew – Studio1000.

The event involves <100 dogs to be photographed in a vast range of doggy fashion from Swarovski dresses to tuxedos. All are coming together for the love of dogs to create a beautiful hardcover coffee table book called. "Swanky Paws" The event will run daily until the end of 2020. Anyone from the public can participate, joining a handful of TV stars photographing with their pets such as Matty Samaei from "Real Housewives of Sydney" Karim Gharbi from Sydneys "Crazy Rich Asians" and more. For every entry, the participants will pay a $75 entry fee which will be 100% donated to the RSPCA NSW. The goal is to raise $7500 through entry fees + additional funds through % of sales with the "Swanky Paws" book. The goal is not only raising money but giving dog owners a rare opportunity to do something fun with their pets thats COVID safe. "It is such a special and exciting thing! "To have your dog dressed up in Swanky Paws fashion, photographed by Studio1000 and featured in a limited edition Charity Book. All while supporting our 'Pawsome' friends and RSPCA NSW". Mark Flew - Studio1000 The Charity Book sessions are expected to book out, with 30% of slots sold during the presale. The last dogy is expected to be photographed by December 20, 2020. For information on how to participate Instagram handles studio1000_photography swanky_paws

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s no co-indidence that we’re launching the Therapy on Wheels drag racing / passenger ride car for charity. This 707hp Supercharged HellCat Mercedes Benz is the only one of it’s kind in the entire world, and it’s about to make it’s debut right here in Perth, Western Australia.

This one of a kind charity race car will be used to promote awareness of physical and mental wellbeing of cancer patients and their families, as well as providing theraputic relief through adrenaline charged passenger rides on the race track, driven by a Breast Cancer Survivor and experienced racer – Andy Kahle. While the technique is not a new one – previously developed to help treat returned service people suffering post-traumatic stress disorder by putting people in a high adrenaline situation, to help talk about their emotional state – a passenger capable drag racing Mercedes is.

This has been a huge project; with the call being made on the Hellcat engine over an LS because the CLK was built in 2004 during the Mercedes – Chrysler era (1998 to 2007). Fitting a Hemi into a CLK 320 involves a very very big shoe horn! There has been over 1000 labour hours in this build; the car has to be show quality because we want the crowd to be 10 deep whenever it gets showed and it will be getting showed regularly when it is not at the track taking cancer patients or their families for rides.

So to celebrate this momentous occasion, we are holding a launch party to invite our sponsors, media, and a selection of VIPs to have a close up preview of the masterful work of engineering for a very special cause.

So we’d like to invite you to the launch party so you can see the Mer-cat up close, and meet the people who created this unique experience, in person. If you’re unable to attend (or send a representative), please feel free to arrange an alternative time to view the car and speak to the team behind this special build.

Date:         Sun, 18th October 2020
Time:         2pm – 4pm
Location:  61 Buckingham Drive, Wangara (WA)
RSVP:        Required due to COVID restrictions
(If you are unable to attend, please feel welcome to send a representative on your behalf.)

Further information and photos about this build are available at or

26th SEPTEMBER – 11th OCTOBER 2020

Sydney, NSW – Spring Family Fair coming to EQ, Moore Park!

Approval has been granted to stage a family fair at the Entertainment Quarter on Anzac Parade during the school holidays between 26 September and 11 October.

The fair organisers said they were very pleased to be able to hold an event to bring fun and excitement to families during this difficult Covid time. “Planning to ensure the fun fair was COVIDSAFE was a big job but we’re confident people will appreciate the effort and support the Spring Family Fair” said spokesperson Britt Osborne.

“Families will be able to spin themselves silly on unlimited rides like the Tea Cups, Dodgem Cars and Super Sizzler and try their luck on their favourite carnival games like the laughing clowns and pluck-a-duck. There will be loads of showbags to choose from, doggie fashion parades and other shows plus great food and drinks for re- fuelling before it’s back to the excitement of the rides. We’ve got water activities too, so be sure to bring your swimmers”. Said Britt

Tickets will be available at the gate however numbers will be limited into the venue to ensure everyone’s safety. Britt said it would be best to buy tickets online before the event as those people who have pre -purchased entry tickets and passes for food, games or unlimited rides will be guaranteed entry.

Go to for tickets and details.

2hr free parking and plenty of public transport including the light rail and metro buses.

Get excited and let the countdown to the Spring Family Fair begin!

For more information, check out our website at We strongly recommend you purchase tickets online to secure your desired time slot.
For more media information contact

Annika Osborne (Manager) 0488 011 001 ([email protected])
Britt Osborne (Director) 0408 645 194 ([email protected])
Directors of OFA Showstar, an Australian owned family business operating in Sydney and the Hunter for more than 30 years specialising in event management, amusements, water rides and showbags.

‘The Australian Government’s announcement that Medicare-supported telehealth arrangements for GP consultations will continue to March 2021 is welcome—but there is a sting in the tail for patients’, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA).
‘While telehealth GP consultations will continue, doctors will no longer be required to bulk-bill these services,’ Ms Verhoeven said.
‘This could not come at a worse time, when so many people are hurting financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and cannot afford gap payments.
‘It is not the first time the Government has put patient interests second when making decisions on telehealth.
‘Doctor organisations have already scored a “win” at patients’ expense through the government’s recent “stage 7” telehealth decision that telehealth recipients need to have had an existing and continuous relationship with a GP—defined as seeing that GP in the last 12 months—in order to receive MBS-funded telehealth services.
‘While this may stop the “pop-up” online services opposed by doctor organisations, and limit opportunities for over-servicing, it is also a huge barrier for rural communities where access to any GP can be a problem, for healthy people who infrequently see their GP, people whose local practice is booked out for weeks, and people who want to change doctors.’
‘That “stage 7” decision also put a stop to telehealth consultations for sensitive matters like sexual and reproductive health, where patients might want or need to see someone other than their regular GP.
‘At AHHA we continue to hope that in formulating future telehealth policies, the Government will listen to patients, and take into account what worked best for them in order to make lasting improvements to the system.
‘We also trust that the Government will specifically consider telehealth care models better suited to team care arrangements for chronic disease management, especially in older patients with multiple and complex chronic conditions’, Ms Verhoeven said.
‘The whole future of telehealth and other forms of virtual healthcare requires not only forethought but courage—courage to rethink models of care and payments to better suit modern healthcare and technology, and courage to put patients at the centre of changes.’

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association is the national peak body for public and not-for-profit hospitals, Primary Health Networks, and community and primary healthcare services.

Media enquiries: Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive, AHHA
0403 282 501