Stay gas safe after cyclones
Communities affected by cyclones should be very careful using portable gas appliances and strictly follow all operating instructions on the appliances.
SA Premier’s volunteer award nominations open
Volunteer organisations in South Australia are encouraged to nominate a volunteer for the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for outstanding volunteer service.
Airshow showcases Victoria’s flying spirit
Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio launched the 12th Australian International Airshow at Avalon Airport.
Cracking down on anti-social behaviour in Public Housing
NSW Premier Mike Baird today announced a re-elected Baird Government will crack down on anti-social and illegal behaviour in public housing communities and evict tenants who commit serious crimes.
WA caps taxi surcharge to 5 per cent
The State Government has capped surcharges imposed on taxi patrons who pay their fare with non-cash methods to 5 per cent.
Australia Cooks competition – finding regional dishes
Australia Cooks is a nationwide search to find the dishes that best define our regions by highlighting the amazing produce Australia has to offer.
Anger can trigger a heart attack!
University of Sydney research reveals that the risk of a heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following a burst of intense anger.
Aged Care Quality Advisory Council announced
The Assistant Minister for Social Services, Senator Mitch Fifield, has announced the membership of the Aged Care Quality Advisory Council.
COACH Program: care from a distance for heart patients
A medical coaching program for patients with cardiovascular disease and/or type 2 diabetes successfully reduced risk factors in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.
Safety warning for residents in cyclone-affected areas
Residents in cyclone-affected areas are being asked to be mindful of the dangers of fallen power lines, solar PV systems and generators.
Federal Court orders record penalty against payday lender
The Federal Court has today awarded record penalties totalling $18.975 million against payday lender, The Cash Store Pty Ltd (in liquidation) (TCS), and loan funder, Assistive Finance Australia Pty Ltd (AFA) for their failure to comply with consumer lending laws.
Added sugars - greater role than salt in high blood pressure
Added sugars in processed foods are likely to have a greater role in high blood pressure and heart disease and stroke, than added salt, says an analysis of published evidence in the online journal Open Heart.
Grants are open for NT Seniors Month 2015
Senior Northern Territorians and community organisations are encouraged to apply for grants to help boost events planned for Seniors Month 2015.
Severe weather warning Southern Queensland
Issued by BOM about 5:00am EST on Wednesday 18 February 2015: severe weather warning St Lawrence to Double Island Point.
Renewed calls for Aussies to get active
With Australia’s Healthy Weight Week in full swing, Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA), has renewed calls for Australians to increase their physical activity levels.
Electric fans cool in heatwaves
A new study reveals electric fans can help prevent heat related illness during heatwaves, contrary to public health authorities’ claims that fans are dangerous when the mercury rises above 35 degrees Celsius.
TROPICAL CYCLONE LAM WARNING
Issued by BOM at 7:52 pm CST on Tuesday 17 February 2015: Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Lam is continuing to move westwards. Winds increasing at Nhulunbuy overnight.
Deeming rates to be lowered
Social security deeming rates for Australian part-pensioners and allowance recipients will be lowered from 20 March 2015.
Further funding for people with mental illness and their carers
The Federal Government has today announced it will extend funding for two programmes that provides support for people with a mental illness and their carers.
$75,000 lost every day to romance scams
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is warning the online dating community to beware of any love interest who asks for money.
New banknotes - feature for the vision impaired
The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens, has announced that the next generation of Australian banknotes will include a ‘tactile’ feature to assist people with a vision impairment.
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