Who are they, and what do they do at SNP?
Meet our kooky collection of SNP employees - The Brave Bunch!
The Brave Bunch is here to help you understand what might happen when your doctor sends you to have pathology testing.
These fun little critters stumbled across our main laboratory and decided it was too much fun to ever leave - so we hired them!
And now they are part a much-loved part of our SNP gang!
KoKo the collector
Pleased to meet you, I’m Koko!
I have always felt a bit different from other koalas. Sleeping and eating leaves all day just wasn’t for me. I wanted adventure so one day I climbed down from my gum tree and went exploring. I came across a bright and colourful building and peeked through the window. It was an SNP collection centre.
I could see people helping people and thought “that’s exactly what I want to do!” I went inside and asked for more information and ended up becoming a pathology collector. I think I’m brave by being adventurous and choosing to be different.
Emmett the courier
Hi it’s me, Emmett.
I’m an emu who’s built for speed but that’s not how I roll. I wanted to be a race car driver but I wasn’t exactly race track material because I am too cautious and stick to the road rules. That doesn’t matter now because I love what I do.
I zip around in an SNP courier car collecting specimens all day. I’m a brave and fearless driver but I’m always careful and take pride in my work.
Booma the health & safety advocate
Hi! People call me Booma because I’m from Jimboomba!
One day I was hopping around and having some breakfast when I accidentally rested my tail on an ants’ nest and I got bitten. OUCH!
I was very lucky that an emu in an SNP courier car stopped to help. Emmett the emu took me to a vet who fixed my tail with a bandage. While hanging out with Emmett he taught me how to be brave, so I want to help others and do the same.
Cookie the bush telephonist
G’day, I’m Cookie.
I love to laugh with my kookaburra mates and enjoy a good feed. One day I snagged a delicious sausage from a barbeque. As I was looking for the perfect tree to enjoy my treat, I dropped my sausage! Oops! It landed on top of a car driven by an emu. I followed this emu all the way back to SNP.
I’m still looking for that sausage and I’m not giving up! As I continue my search, I keep myself busy by helping out the SNP team at the front desk. I am brave because I never give up.
By the way, I’m also pretty smooth on the phones.
Petunia the water quality advisor
Hey, I’m Petunia the platypus.
That’s right… a PLATYPUS, not a DUCK! I was out taking a dip at a new billabong when a duck swam up and started quacking at me. I had no idea what they were saying. I think they thought I was a duck, but I was too shy to say anything.
I could see a place in the distance called SNP. I went inside and asked if I could stay there until I learn duck. Being able to speak their language will give me the courage to teach them the difference between us platypi and ducks.
Or, I can hide out at SNP until this whole duck thing blows over!
Possum the catering coordinator
Psst… Possum here!
I used to hide out in the pot plants at SNP. After dark, I’d climb into the canteen and enjoy the leftover muffins. This was easy for me, as I used to be a trained secret agent.
One night I made too much noise and I was nabbed by Waffles the wombat who was carrying out his night-time building inspection. He said if I liked food so much, why not help SNP with their staff catering? This was a brilliant idea because I’m an expert on food!
As a bonus, he said SNP could pay me in fruit salad! He had to admit I was very brave at climbing but suggested that I just use the lift.
Waffles the night-time building consultant
I’m Waffles the Wombat and I’m here to help.
It’s a very well-kept secret but we wombats love science and maths. This knowledge makes us great tunnel-digging engineers and when I start digging, I just keep going. One day I started digging the perfect tunnel and popped up outside the SNP lab.
My perfect tunnel was noticed by the building management team and because I am nocturnal, they offered me the job of Night-time Building Consultant. It worked out really well, as I’m not afraid of the dark.