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Jindabyne hairdresser and make-
up artist Cody Burton has been
selected for the opportunity of a
lifetime. Chosen as one of nine
artists from across the world, she
will form part of a team to work
at the Cannes Film Festival and
Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.
Cody and the rest of the team will
be doing the hair and make-up for
models featured in a fashion show
at each event.
As a hairdresser and make-up
artist, selectors were impressed
with Cody’s qualifications.
“I originally applied just for one of
the assistant roles because I have
never done a fashion show before,
and wasn’t confident I would have
what they needed,” says Cody.
“But the lady asked why I
wasn’t applying for one of main
team members and said having
qualifications in both hair and
make-up was exactly what they
were looking for.”
Cody grew up in Perisher and
went to school in Jindabyne. She
started out her hairdressing career
at Galante hair salon in the Old
Town Centre after school. She then
moved to Vanity before starting
her own salon from home, Scissor
Sisters, which she has been doing
for six years.
love working with hair and
make-up. It allows me to be
creative and I love that you can
change someone completely, just
by putting on a bit of make-up or
trying a new hairstyle.”
The opportunity to travel to
France for the fashion shows have
come at the right time, with Cody
looking for bigger opportunities to
expand her horizons.
“Me and my husband were
actually thinking of moving to
Queensland, mainly because I
wanted to access more courses
and gain more experience,” she
“Now the experience has come
In France for 10 days in May,
Cody will get a crash course
in hairdressing and make-up
techniques used for the catwalk.
“I’m really excited. I’ll get to be
creative with looks that people
wouldn’t wear day-to-day. I
might actually get to put blue
eyeshadow on someone, which
you never really do.”
Cody has not yet been told
if any of the models are well-
known, however some may
be the Formula One drivers
themselves, their wives and
Cody’s closest brush with
fame has been doing hair and
make-up for TV presenter Grant
Denyer and chef Lyndey Milan
when they visited Jindabyne for
different projects. She also did
work experience for the Miss
Australia contest while she was
studying her make-up course in
Cody says that one of the best
things about this opportunity so
far has been the support she has
received from the local community.
“My beautiful friend has set up a
Go Fund Me page to help me fund
“Snowy River Travel have also
generously offered to sponsor me,
funding half of my airfare.
“I would never have thought to
ask for help in this way and it is so
touching to be receiving so much
support from everyone.”
Cody will not be paid for the work
she is doing on the trip, and for the
10 days, her accommodation and
transfers will cost $4,000.
To donate, visit www.gofundme.
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Cody is off to Cannes Film Festival
Kids around the country are now back
at school and school zones become
Australia’s leading pedestrian safety
advocate says the differing school
zone rules are too confusing for
drivers and potentially hazardous for
children. School zone regulations –
such as speed limits and operational
times – vary depending on where
you are, even within the same state.
Harold Scruby, Chairman and CEO of
the Pedestrian Council of Australia,
is calling for a standardised system
throughout the country.
“All school zones should be the
same speed, and at the same
standard times, no matter where you
are. There are too many different rules
some areas have different school
zone speed limits for different roads,
others have different operational times
and even variable times determined by
local council,” Mr Scruby said.
“One of the worst examples is SA,
where admirably it’s 25 km/h, but
with the proviso “when children are
about”, meaning drivers can travel
at the default speed limit unless they
see children. Some states even have
60 km/h schoolzones in rural areas.
Inconsistency causes confusion which
can lead to trauma. In most cases
where trauma occurs in school zones,
drivers don’t see children until it’s too
“So it is vital that we slow down
when travelling through a school zone,
because we risk the lives and limbs
of our greatest assets: our children.
Additionally, drivers should also employ
technology like a good GPS to help
them know when they are approaching
a school zone.”
Wendy Hammond, general manager
of Navman Australia & New Zealand,
says keeping children safe should be
everyone’s number one aim.
“Making drivers slow down around
schools can help with critical reaction
times,” she says.
“Children can be unpredictable, and
they are small and often difficult to
see, so it is crucial drivers know when
they are in school zones so they have
plenty of time to brake if they need.
“In our research, 50 per cent of
respondents admitted to missing the
lower speed limits because they forgot
or were unaware they were in a school
“Breaking the law could see you hit
with hefty fines of up to $3740 and
even have your licence suspended, but
even worse putting children in danger,
all for a simple moment of loss of
focus,” she said.
Are school zones rules around
Australia too complicated?
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