For many, travelling 600,000 square kilometres for work isn’t in the normal day-to-day distance. For pilot Elliott Johnston, this is the norm.  

Tucked away in the outback of Queensland lives a twin turbo-prop plane that’s stored in a World WAR II hangar.  

The hangar is now home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RDFS), an air commute for doctors and nurses responding to remote emergencies and clinics.  

Often labelled ‘the key to the outback’s survival’, the RDFS are on the hunt to fill rewarding positions for trained and upcoming pilots to help save lives.  

The pandemic caused many pilots to contemplate a career change due to the decrease in travel. Now that the travel industry is back up and running, smaller organisations like RDFS are receiving less applications.

If you love hair-raising landings, outback living and long-hours that help save lives; then this might be worth looking into.  

So many people living in isolated areas in Queensland rely on the RDFS to help with emergencies like snake bites, heart conditions and illnesses.  

Mr Johnston, who attended Aviation State High School said his move to the outback was a lifelong goal achieved and “in my opinion, it’s the best job in the world”.  

"We get to lie around on the couch all day, read a book, watch Netflix while the doctors and nurse do all the hard work, then we fly them home in the afternoon," he said. 

Three owners of pubs across Adelaide want to provide more to help Ukrainian refugees.

Investment banker and Duxton Pub Group co-founder Ed Peter, with the help of partners Brett Matthews and Martin Palmer, aim to employ upwards of 40 refugees from the war-torn nation to turn their lives around and enable a safe, financially stable livelihood in South Australia.

'Everybody is so desperate to do something right now, but they feel like they are too small', says Peter 'we are not too small...if we can do something good in this area, we will'.

The group behind pubs such as The Lion, The Saracens Head, The Crafers, The Stirling and The Cremorne have employed a further two people to work with government agencies and several charity organizations to find employment options for Ukrainian refugees already living in Australia or those still in camps across Europe.

The issue came as a result of interactions with a Ukrainian distributor for Duxton’s wine business, “We used to get updates every day and all of a sudden it went silent.” they soon found out 'a couple had gone to fight, and a couple had left the country'.

The idea seems to have resonated with other members of staff, with an overwhelmingly positive 'yes, please, let’s do it'  from the group’s chefs and other employees.

The wider Duxton Group has regional assets, including accommodation, to help provide homes for people in need while the federal government has stated that Australia is welcoming displaced people from Ukraine with Australian connections, having granted 7000 visas to Ukrainian nationals since the Russian invasion in February.

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Brewing up something special, a new bakery in Athelstone has become one of many new businesses around Adelaide with an open heart towards those suffering from disabilities.

The aptly named “Spectrum Bakery”, run by Daniel Forrester, originally to support his autistic son, now provides support to many of its workers, with half of the workforce of the beloved bakery livinng with a disability.

Forrester claims “we have come into it not trying to make money, we’re here to try to help people gain employment”, further stating the lack of acceptance on behalf of employers who only see “what they can’t do” instead of  "what they can do”.

Nicholas Iadarola, a worker at the bakery who suffers from autism, is one of the many staff supported by Forrester in the workplace. He claims to “love learning new skills” and emphasizes that “it is a great experience working”, showing just how accepted and appreciated he is for his abilities rather than neglected for his disability.

While more Australians on the spectrum are finding employment in the workforce alongside Nicholas Iadarola, it’s still a rather under-represented field; reports indicate that those with autism are 6 times more likely to be unemployed compared to the general population.

The success of the bakery and the loyalty of the customers acts as one of many showcases of the potential those with disabilities have in the workplace, highlighting their talents and skills.

With this bakery’s open support of those with disabilities, hopefully this can inspire more companies to see the promise and abilities these people have, encouraging higher levels of employment for those on the spectrum.

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Flinders Uni has launched a new tech centre right here in Adelaide! They have partnered with US technology firm Cisco with a focus on small to medium-sized enterprises.

A survey conducted by the Federal Government shows recent graduates from SA’s universities are more likely to get a full-time job, as well as earning higher starting salaries than those who entered the workforce in the previous year.

Fresh Jobs royalty, the Job Doctors (Dr Clive Hume & Dr Paul Pers) came into the studio to chat about Jobedge. The experienced medical practitioners gave some amazing advice on how to manage your health during the job hunt, whilst at an interview or just if you're having a bad day at work!