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PBF is running (walking and wheeling) for a reason.

On Sunday May 19, the PBF team is participating in the run.

Meet the PBF team. Introducing Katie Stokes

who has worked with PBF for 7 years in business development.

PBF’s NSW Presenters John Clarke & Michelina Pelosi

attended the RYDA Road Safety Skills Workshop alongside Program Support Officer Kaitlin Crooke.

Today is National Ride 2 School Day.

We encourage everyone to get out there and ride, walk, scoot, skate or roll to work and school today. This is also your reminder to stay safe on the roads and keep an eye one another.

Today is World Storytelling Day,

a global celebration of the art of storytelling. Our presenters share real life stories, close to the heart with the aim to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injuries in Australia.

On world sleep day

Megan Loneragan's story serves as a poignant reminder of the critical importance of getting adequate rest before getting behind the wheel.

PBF is running (walking and wheeling) for a reason.

On Sunday May 19, the PBF team is participating in the run.

BF Australia’s gifting program is dedicated to helping Australians living with a spinal cord injury

to be able to enhance their quality of life or to help them get back to work or study, through providing key funding to individuals.

International Women's Day

celebrates strong women and their achievements. Today PBF would like to highlight women working to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injuries in Australia.

City of Mandurah opened its first all-abilities paddle launch

infrastructure in Riverside Gardens in the Peel-Harvey Estuary.

With millions of people worldwide who use a wheelchair,

today on International Wheelchair Day, we celebrate the positive impact a wheelchair can have in enabling freedom for a person living with a spinal cord injury.

PBF was fortunate enough to receive funding from the Road Safety Commission Western Australia

to deliver 6 quiz nights across the Perth area to community groups and clubs. If you would like to engage PBF to book a workplace safety or a road safety presentation or community event, contact us.

Today is National Leadership Day

PBF Australia offers a Leadership Program that is designed for empowering supervisors and shift managers to own the safety of their teams and understand they are the primary influencers in the communication cycle.

QLD speaker Robert Spencer presented at MGN Civil in Hemmant recently

They discussed ways that they could all improve their attitude and behaviours when it comes to safety not only in the workplace but on the roads and at home.

Join us on the 2024 HBF Run (walk or wheel) for a Reason!

This year, our reason is all about peer support, and we're on a mission to make a difference.

Stuck for a gift on Valentine's Day?

Show your loved ones you really care by gifting a PBF membership.

Our new WA-based, workplace injury prevention program “Risk Assessment” presented to Fulton Hogan

This program analyses one of our lived-experience presenter’s story regarding their workplace accident that led to a permanent spinal cord injury.

1 in 4 drivers and riders killed on Australian roads have a BAC exceeding the legal limit.

Look after yourself & your loved ones this summer. Drive safe.

Last year PBF presented to Abacus DX in their Brisbane office.

Operations Director Penny Mercer said “It is hard to imagine the impact that type of injury has on your life when you are just 18. I think we all think it won’t happen to us, but it so easily can – even thinking about things we do at home we need to be more safety conscious about too.”

We received over $100 to go towards our gifting program

to help people living with permanent spinal cord injuries buy necessary equipment.

Let us change the way you communicate about safety.

Our workplace injury prevention program is relevant to all industries and motivates behavioural change by using personal stories.

PBF's 2024 New Year’s resolution?

to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injuries in Australia.

PBF presenter, Mike Rowney, and BDM, Katie Stokes, had the pleasure of presenting to City of Belmont, WA

Mike shared his on how he incurred his permanent traumatic spinal cord injury.

Did you know over 1 in 4 drivers and riders killed on Australian roads have a BAC exceeding the legal limit?

Plan ahead - stay the night, get an Uber, or ask a sober friend to drive if you’re going to have a few.

Clubs WA recently presented their STRIVE program awards to clubs in WA.

Yanchep Sports & Social Club took home the prize.

Stuck for a gift this Christmas?

There’s still time to give financial protection to your family and friends this Christmas to show them you care.

WA Seniors Week (12th – 19th Nov)

PBF speaker, Tayla Stone, shared her story at Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre in conjunction with Injury Matters and Professor Anne Marie Hill.

International Day of People with Disability Fundraising Lunch

The money raised will go towards the PBF gifting program to help people living with permanent spinal cord injuries buy necessary equipment.

Financial protection

should someone sustain a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury.

Stuck for a gift this Christmas?

There’s still time to give financial protection to your family and friends this Christmas to show them you care.

PBF is hosting a lunch event at Grill'd Subiaco

Friday 1st December between 12pm – 2pm to celebrate International Day of People with Disability and to support PBF Australia.

Last month PBF Australia conducted 10 Road Safety Presentations

as part of the Department of Transport and Main Roads Community Road Safety Education Grant to the team at Ingham’s

Spinal cord injuries can happen to anyone at any time,

so there is never a bad time to educate individuals about safety and risk-taking behaviour.

Every year in Australia thousands of people are impacted by road crashes.

Today on the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR)

Last month PBF Australia wrapped up a series of presentations on road safety

thanks to the Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland Community Road Safety Education Grant.

National Work Safe Month

promoted the tagline of ‘Work safely, for everyone’s safety’ and we at PBF helped many organisations to share this safety message with their staff through our injury prevention programs.

We were finalists

in the WHS Foundation ’s WHS Training and Information Award (Communication) category in recognition of our workplace injury prevention program.

The value of meaningful employment opportunities:

Recently we held a training and development session with our team members, who are themselves living as paraplegic or quadriplegic members of the community.

PBF Australia conducted 9 Road Safety Presentations for FLSmidth

With motor vehicle crashes being the leading cause of spinal cord injuries in Australia, making safer decisions on the road is an important message

No one likes filling out forms

we’d rather you focus on rehabilitation and moving forward with life.

On World Teacher’s Day

we acknowledge the teachers who help us educate students on safety

Meet the team

Introducing PBF youth and road injury prevention speaker Nick Dempsey.

It’s Motorcycle Awareness Month.

It's an important reminder for drivers to #LookOutForMotorcycles and to drive safely.

It’s always a good choice to think ahead

Every day someone, somewhere sustains a life changing spinal cord injury.

On World Mental Health Day we highlight the unseen impacts

that a traumatic spinal cord injury can have on mental health, relationships, family, and finances.

Introducing Myreesa Hurtado

PBF Workplace presenter.

It is widely understood that access to

financial security after traumatic injury can take 1.5 to 2 years to be settled.

As school holidays begin remember to drive safely with kids in the car.

Those travelling with friends and family may lose focus on the task of driving when responding to distractions caused by children or other passengers in the car.

It’s always a good choice to think ahead

Every day someone, somewhere sustains a life changing spinal cord injury.

Waiting periods for health insurance cover can be up to 12 months,

during which no benefit is payable. PBF Australia membership has no waiting periods and cover commences as soon as you join.

PBF are proud to be listed as a finalist

in the upcoming WHS Foundation’s awards! We are a finalist in the WHS Training & Information Award (Communication) section.

Next month is National Safe Work Month

the theme for this year is "For everyone’s safety, work safely."

The Australasian Road Safety Conference 2023

is being held 19th – 21st September promoting safe travel for all.

Make staying connected and asking R U OK a part of your everyday.

An article from SANE summarises: Our mental and physical health are linked.

Raising awareness can be fun!

Over 50 people joined the PBF Australia WA team and At Home Care for a quiz night

This month we are featured in Grill'd Subiaco ’s Local Matters community donation program

By putting your tokens in our jar at Grill’d in Subiaco, you’re voting for PBF Australia

This week is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

Spinal injury organisations around Australia will be working to raise awareness

PBF recently completed the first in a series of presentations

funded by Department of Transport and Main Roads Queensland

Introducing Lindsay Nott

PBF Youth and Workplace injury prevention speaker.

National Safe Work Month

For everyone’s safety, work safely."

PBF’s road safety themed quiz night

fully funded by the Road Safety Commission Western Australia Community grants program

Paraplegia and quadriplegia

are among the most expensive chronic injuries a person can face.

PBF’s Chelle King

recently presented Sharon from Ingham’s with a certificate of appreciation thanking them for their 5 years of PBF Australia corporate membership.

PBF’s Wayne Horkings

presented to students at Alexandra Hills State High School, QLD.

Seeking financial assistance after traumatic spinal cord injury

Ebonny shares her own experience after injury and explains how PBF membership would have helped her.

Meet the PBF team

Introducing Emma Seaman

Meet the PBF team

Introducing Tayla Stone

With tax time around the corner,

shorten the gap between your donation and benefit by donating to PBF Australia today.

PBF’s Steve Richter presented to around 120 students

rom Kingaroy, Murgon and Nanango State High Schools and St Mary’s Catholic College at last month’s @rydaroadsafety (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) workshop held in Kingaroy, QLD

PBF attended the Road Safety Commission's

'Road Safety Starts with Me' Youth Summit held during National Road Safety Week.

Today is the first day of winter

Wet weather driving can be very dangerous. Rain can reduce visibility and road surface friction which can result in more crashes and severe injuries.

PBF’s Darron Shields

will be speaking at the Workplace Health & Safety Show in Brisbane on 31st May 2023, highlighting how risk awareness can be improved to help prevent life-changing injuries.

PBF were busy during National Road Safety Week

In the Eastern States PBF works closely with RSE to deliver a component of the RYDA Road Safety (Rotary Youth Driver Awareness) programs to senior high school students. In WA our road program is supported by RAC WA.

PBF was announced as award winners

in the “Outstanding Achievement in Practice that Supports Recovery for those Impacted by Road Trauma” category at the 2023 Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Awards co-ordinated by Injury Matters

ICYMI PBF ‘s Jodie Nikolic

had a great interview with Ollie Peterson on 6PR Perth yesterday afternoon – sharing her personal story and discussing National Road Safety Week .

Drive So Others Survive Webinar

Join PBF’s Jodie Nikolic at 12pm (WST) Thursday 18th May on a free webinar hosted by @WestCycle for discussion around the 2023 National Road Safety Week theme: “Drive So Others Survive.”

This week is National Road Safety Week (NRSW)

with this year’s event running from 14 to 21 May ? Take the pledge, make every journey safe.

On International Nurses Day 2023

we acknowledge the valuable contribution made by all nurses around the world. At Home Care, the major sponsor of PBF’s peer support program, have a dedicated team of nurses who are passionate about supporting those living in the community with a spinal cord injury.

PBF’s Jason McGregor shared his personal story

with workers, union members, employers, Councillors and local MPs at the workers memorial in Blacktown City NSW to mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work and Workers' Memorial Day.

PBF’s Chris Easter

joined the panel of experts at the recent NDIS Transformation Summit

Looking for a gift for Mum?

Gift a PBF membership to show them you care.

Friday 28 April 2023 is World Day

for Safety and Health at Work (World Day) and Workers' Memorial Day.

Road Trauma Support WA

(a program delivered by PBF member Injury Matters) provides information, support and counselling to anyone in WA who has been affected by a road crash.

Introducing Nick Dempsey

who recently joined the PBF team in QLD. Nick represented Australia in Water Polo before his injury, and now shares his story to raise awareness about spinal cord injuries.

Abilympics 2023 starts today

we wish all competitors the best of luck, especially the PBF team members who have travelled to Metz, France to take part!

World Storytelling Day

Our presenters share real life stories, close to the heart with the aim to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injuries in Australia.

World Sleep Day

PBF’s Konnah Ruru was travelling in a car that crashed when the driver fell asleep at the wheel.

The value of meaningful employment opportunities.

PBF speakers Wayne Horkings and Robert Spencer who share their personal stories to reduce the number of injuries both underwent training to present for the RYDA and BYTEC programs in QLD with Jason McGregor.

International Women's Day

celebrates strong women and their achievements. Today we introduce Ebonny McGann who has returned to meaningful employment with PBF following a motorcycle crash that resulted in a permanent spinal cord injury.

National Day of Unplugging

We can all struggle to maintain a healthy life/tech balance. For many people mobile phones are a distraction even when driving and this increases the risk of a serious crash

Brett Porter, long-time supporter of PBF

and Group Workplace Health and Safety Manager at Australian Country Choice, has recently engaged PBF Australia to deliver a series of presentations to help promote workplace safety messaging, and to encourage employees to make safety a core life value.

Abilympics (or Olympics of Abilities)

PBF chatted to Richard Higgins, the International Representative for Abilympics Western Australia Association Inc.

Let us help you change the way you communicate about safety.

Over the last 12 months PBF Australia has been working with the VAE Group to support the delivery of their safety message to VAE work sites throughout Queensland.

Many Rotary Clubs understand the value of PBF membership

and support us in our work to minimise the incidence and impact of spinal cord injuries in Australia.

On Random Acts of Kindness Day

we’d like to acknowledge our peer support team.

Stuck for a gift on Valentine's Day?

Show your loved ones you really care by gifting a PBF membership.

Did you know

over 1 in 4 drivers and riders killed on Australian roads have a BAC exceeding the legal limit.

Sunscreen and hats

are great at protecting your skin from the sun this summer, but is your family financially protected should someone sustain a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury?

PBF Director Simon Bedbrook and presenter Jodie Nikolic

were interviewed by Pro Bono News following our founder’s induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

Let us change the way you communicate about safety.

Our workplace injury prevention program is relevant to all industries and motivates behavioural change by using personal stories.

Wishing you a safe and happy New Year.

PBF's 2023 New Year’s resolution? To reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injury in Australia.

Drive safe this summer.

If you’re planning some fun this Christmas break, don’t drink and drive. ??

International Day of People with Disability

This year PBF celebrated International Day of People with Disability at Grill'd in Subiaco, helped by a WA Government grant to promote inclusive attitudes and behaviours.

is your family financially protected should someone sustain a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury?

Paraplegia and quadriplegia are among the most expensive chronic injuries a person can face, with house and car modifications, rehabilitation and other costs related to the life changes associated with spinal cord injury.

Looking for a gift this Christmas?

Give financial protection to your family and friends this Christmas to show them you care. Every day someone, somewhere sustains a life changing spinal cord injury. No-one is immune.

PBF Australia received one of the WA Government grants

for events and activities to be held across Western Australia to celebrate. So, join us in the lead up to International Day of People with Disability at Grill’d Subiaco to help celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability and promote inclusive attitudes and behaviours.

The Rotary Club of Surfer’s Paradise

has been a proud PBF member for 25 years! PBF’s Chelle King joined them at a recent meeting to present a certificate of our appreciation and to update them on our work to reduce the incidence and impact of spinal cord injury.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Every year in Australia thousands of people are impacted by road crashes. Ahead of the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) on 20.11.22 we highlight the work of PBF corporate member Injury Matters and their Road Trauma Support WA team who provide information, support, and counselling to anyone in WA who has been affected by a road crash.

In WA & QLD we participate in the P.A.R.T.Y Program

(Prevent Alcohol & Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) - an injury awareness and prevention program designed to provide information to help students make better choices and reduce the risk of traumatic injury.

Let us help you change the way you communicate about safety

PBF’s Darron Shields set the tone for safety leadership by sharing his story with the Zinfra Projects & Infrastructure Northern management team during a recent safety & collaboration event

Joanna’s Horse Ride

After breaking her neck in a fall Joanna is a C3 complete quadriplegic and uses a chin-controlled wheelchair. An active PBF presenter Joanna believes that “anything is possible”, and recently set herself a challenge to ride a horse

National Teacher’s Day

We acknowledge the teachers who help us educate students on safety, and the consequences of risk-taking behaviour, to reduce serious injury and death on our roads.

PBF Private Membership

A piggy bank ? is great if you’re saving for a new pair of shoes or a family holiday but is your family financially protected should someone sustain a permanent traumatic spinal cord injury?

During Safe Work Month

We’ve been encouraging businesses, employers and workers across Australia to” know safety, work safely” and make health and safety at work a priority.

Sir George Bedbrook’s induction into the SAHOF

Great interview on 6PR Perth this morning following Sir George Bedbrook’s induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

On World Mental Health Day

We highlight the unseen impacts that a traumatic spinal cord injury can have on mental health, relationships, family, and finances.

Motorcycle Awareness Month

All things motorcycling will be celebrated during October, but it is also an important reminder for drivers to #LookOutForMotorcycles and to drive safely

International Podcast Day

PBF team member Chris Easter was recently interviewed for the podcast Disability Voices, with the episode to be released in the coming weeks.

Australasian Road Safety Conference 2022

28th – 30th September

School Holiday Period

Be sure to stick to the speed limit and be pedestrian aware.

National Safe Work Month

Let PBF help you make safety at work your priority this October and beyond. Our workplace injury prevention programs are now available face-to-face and online.

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week

During Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Week PBF Australia has been sharing personal stories to raise awareness of spinal cord injury. Great to see PBF's Ebonny featured in an article on Chris Kerr's website.

Today is International Youth Day

Konnah speaks on his mindset, his accident and his recent experience skydiving with Skydive Australia in Spinal Life’s “The Advocate” on page 18.

Disability Assembly Western Australia (DAWA)

is a new collective voice for people with disability. PBF were pleased to attend the inaugural DAWA summit which tackled the key topic of Employment for people with disability.

Meet Ebonny

Her life changed in an instant when a motorcycle accident left her permanently paralysed. She explains how a PBF membership benefit payment would have helped her when she needed it most.

Peer support program

Did you know about PBF’s Peer Support Program at Fiona Stanley Hospital? ? The PBF Peer Support team are people living with spinal cord injuries, leading busy and meaningful lives after injury.

Be pedestrian aware

During the school holiday period there are more children using our roads and footpaths during the day. Be sure to stick to the speed limit and be pedestrian aware.

PBF Membership

PBF membership provides low-cost financial protection for individuals, couples, families, corporates, and clubs.

Chris's Story

Meet Chris; for him the personal cost of making a poor choice was paraplegia. He urges others to take a moment to think about the potential consequences of their actions before rushing into things & to consider PBF membership.

Konnah's story

On National Selfie Day we introduce Konnah Ruru.

Falls are a leading cause of spinal cord injury

At this time of year there is always an increase in ladder related injuries as gutters are cleaned out before winter. So take a moment to think about your safety.

National Road Safety Week

Five days to go before National Road Safety Week (NRSW) with this year’s event running from 15 to 22 May

Looking for a gift for Mum?

Gift a PBF membership to show them you care.

PBF Australia mentioned

on Gareth Parker’s 6PR show during a segment about Australia’s most trusted brands. We value all of our members and love that we are valued too!

Katie is back!

Please join us in welcoming back Katie Stokes, who will be working hard to grow PBF private membership.

Book a PBF speaker...

Our injury prevention presentations can be delivered face to face, or digitally when this is not possible.

Employment matters...

Having meaningful employment opportunities can make a huge difference to the lives of people living with spinal cord injury.

National puppy day

There's plenty of research to support what we thought we already knew - looking at puppy pictures can improve wellbeing!

On World Story Telling Day:

We introduce Michelina Pelosi. On Boxing Day 1989 Michelina’s life changed forever after a devastating car crash.

On World Sleep Day:

We introduce Greg Willmott. Greg wasn’t getting enough sleep and was always tired. One day his fatigue caught up with him and he now lives with quadriplegia.

On International women’s day:

We introduce Karen Harvey. Karen lives with a permanent spinal cord injury and now shares her story to empower the younger generation to make good decisions

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