Mobile Black Spot Programme Round 2

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield today called for nominations of mobile black spot locations around Australia to be submitted by 31 December 2015.

Free VIC public transport on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve

The Victorian Government will provide free public transport on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve across Victoria.

Long nights and lazy days could send you to an early grave

Sleeping more than nine hours a night, and sitting too much during the day could be a hazardous combination, particularly when added to a lack of exercise.

Seniors Card savings extended to more Victorians

A new Seniors Card available today will extend the huge range of business discounts and savings on offer through the Victorian Seniors Card Program to seniors working full time.

Public housing tenants recognised for community work

Six Victorian public housing tenants and groups have been recognised for the voluntary contribution they have made to supporting their neighbourhoods.

MoneySmart 12 money tips for Christmas

Australians are encouraged to visit ASIC's MoneySmart website leading up to Christmas to discover money saving tips that make sense.

Career check-up for mature workers

A new pilot programme to help mature workers plan the next stage of their careers has been launched.

Female pay gap leads to 19.3% annual super contribution shortfall

A gender pay gap in average annual earnings for full-time permanent employees results in an annual 19.3% shortfall in superannuation contributions for women compared to men.

Growth in carbon dioxide emissions breaks in 2015

A report released today by the Global Carbon Project (GCP) has found that emissions of carbon dioxide in 2015 will break the rapid emissions growth of the past decade.

Before you ask the SES – can you help yourself?

The State Emergency Service (SES) is urging residents to consider how they could assist themselves before calling 132 500 after a severe weather event.

Better monitoring needed for men foregoing aggressive prostate cancer treatment

UCLA study finds most patients who choose “active surveillance” don’t follow up with tests and office visits.

Genes that delay Alzheimer's Disease isolated

Scientists have identified a network of nine genes that play a key role in the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.

Study focuses on quality of life of people with dementia

Quality of life for people with dementia living in long-term care is often negatively impacted due to low levels of activity participation.

40,000 Australians have their say on private health

Almost 40,000 Australians have flooded the Government’s online survey asking whether they are getting value for money from their private health cover and how best to improve their policy.

Australia’s seniors’ film festival returns in 2016

Australia’s only film festival programmed for film lovers aged 60 and up, Young At Heart, will return in April 2016 to Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and for the first time, Brisbane.

ABC Radio fine tuning in 2016

ABC Radio has announced key changes to its 2016 line-up for audiences across Australia.

New WA Ronald McDonald House

The new $27 million Ronald McDonald House in Nedlands, officially opened today, provides a home away from home to seriously ill children who are receiving treatment.

Salvos research reveals other side of Christmas

As The Salvation Army’s major Christmas campaign gets under way, new Roy Morgan research, commissioned by The Salvation Army, paints a disturbing picture of the other side of Christmas.

Removing domestic violence perpetrators from family home

In Queensland it will be mandatory for Magistrates to consider ‘ouster conditions’ allowing domestic violence victims to remain in the home, while forcing the perpetrator to leave.

International Day of People with Disability

To mark 3 December the International Day of People with Disability, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is highlighting its data about people with disability.

TAS Public Trustee fees reduced

The Tasmanian Government and the Board of the Public Trustee have approved a reduction of fees charged by the Public Trustee for all Represented Persons with assets of less than $100,000.