Australian of the Year Awards 2015
For the first time in the history of the Australian of the Year Awards, women have been awarded the top honour in all four award categories - Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero.
More realistic physical activity targets needed
Physical activity guidelines should focus on getting inactive people to do a little activity rather than strive for the entire population to meet the current target of 150 minutes of moderate activity a week
Tax: Are we paying our fair share?
The Australian Council of Social Service today released a new report on Australia's taxation system which examines how fair our tax is system currently.
Checklist to spot elderly patients most at risk of death
Australian doctors have come up with a checklist designed to spot elderly hospital patients likely to die within the next three months – BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care.
SA Gaming blitz targets problem gambling
Adelaide gaming venues have been put on notice to abide by new responsible gambling regulations following a recent blitz by Consumer and Business Services.
Free whooping cough vaccine for Victorian parents
The Victorian Government will reintroduce free whooping cough vaccines for expectant parents and parents of newborns.
Australian holiday-goers get their culture fix
Whether it’s Le Louvre in Paris, the State Hermitage in St Petersburg, the British Museum in London or a quirky local museum in the Aussie outback, visiting art galleries and/or museums is a popular holiday pursuit.
Distractions a danger to pedestrians
The Victorian Government has called on Victorians to be alert around roads, after new figures show pedestrian fatalities rose by 22 per cent last year.
Tech savvy scammers prowling for victims
Consumers are being warned of the dangers of falling for computer virus scams, following recent reports of residents being contacted by scammers.
Australian boy first to receive artificial pancreas
Access to life-changing technology is a step closer for Australians with type 1 diabetes, as Australian boy Xavier Hames becomes the first patient in the world to receive technology to help manage type 1 diabetes.
Health Star Rating: making healthier choices at a glance
Australians will more easily be able to make healthy food choices through the introduction of a new star rating food labelling initiative.
Attempted murder charge, El Arish
Queensland detectives have charged a 66-year-old man with attempted murder following an incident in which a woman received stab wounds to her throat at a property in El Arish (near Tully, Queensland).
Banks after default super
The Australian trade union movement will campaign over 2015 to stop the Federal Government allowing a cash raid by Australia’s big four banks on workers superannuation.
Rents pushing renters to brink of homelessness
Renters in Victoria are turning to homelessness agencies in increasing numbers, a trend being driven by rising rents and a lack of social housing, says the peak body for homelessness.
Eurail Pass new products rollout
Eurail is introducing new products to its Eurail Pass portfolio. The Pass includes new destinations, the Children Travel Free initiative, the first-class Youth Pass and the 5 in 10 days Global Pass.
Pet Adoption Day on 7 February
Give homeless pets a lifelong and loving home by participating in the nationwide Pet Adoption Day from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 7 February 2015.
Fads not the answer to dieting
According to Australia’s latest National Nutrition Survey, more than 2.3 million Australians (13%) aged 15 years and older say they are on a diet to lose weight or to improve their health.
Weight loss expert agrees with ditching fad diets
Sally Symonds supports the Dietitians Association of Australia in encouraging Australians to ditch fad diets.
Seven savvy ways to save for an overseas holiday
With the Aussie dollar at a four and a half year low, nearly half of Australian’s say it will affect their holiday plans in 2015, according to new research from St.George Bank.
Expressions of Interest open for Home Care
Expressions of Interest have opened to organisations to acquire the Home Care Service of NSW (Home Care).
Electricity disconnections for more Queenslanders
More than 7,000 Queensland households were disconnected for not paying an electricity bill between July and September 2014, the highest quarterly rate of disconnections since 2011.