Rental protection for victims of SA domestic violence
South Australia has stronger protections for victims of domestic violence who are renting their homes, under new laws which came into effect on 1 January 2015.
19.3 per cent annual super shortfall for full-time women
A gender pay gap in average annual earnings for full-time permanent employees results in an annual 19.3 per cent shortfall in superannuation contributions for women compared to men.
Be a safe and happy camper this summer
Outdoor enthusiasts camping and bushwalking over the summer break are being urged to enjoy the great outdoors safely.
Australia Post stamp price increase
From 4 January 2016, Australia Post introduced a number of price increases and service downgrades to its letters service.
New Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
Australia’s ‘independent’ Aged Care Complaints Commissioner starts work this week, to handle and investigate any complaint relating to a Commonwealth subsidised residential or home-based aged care service.
Perth study seeks females for free exercise sessions
If your New Year’s resolutions are usually made after a couple of weeks of too much food and not enough exercise, Edith Cowan University may be able to help.
National Carer Gateway launched
A new government carer gateway will make it easier for carers to access practical information and advice, and to connect with services in their local area.
Discounted PBS prescriptions start
1 January 2016 marks the start of competition reforms by which pharmacists are able to discount the cost of a prescription subsidised through the Government’s PBS by up to $1.
Panadol Osteo price hike to cause pocket pain
The ACCC has been alerted to plans by the makers of Panadol Osteo to increase its price by 50 per cent on 1 January 2016.
Breast cancer spread by rogue milk-producing protien
A protein that controls milk production in the breast after pregnancy can ‘go rogue’ in breast cancer and drive the spread of cancer cells to the lungs.
Gold Opal cards available to interstate seniors
All Australian seniors will be able to enjoy the benefits of the NSW Gold Opal public transport card with applications open for around 480,000 seniors living interstate.
NGV Kids Summer Festival
The NGV’s popular, free 11-day Kids Summer Festival returns to Melbourne from 10am-3pm 16 – 26 January at NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia.
Subdued superannuation ending for 2015
Challenging market conditions continue to impact superannuation funds with the median Balanced Option down 0.3 per cent in November, taking the calendar year to date return to 5.2 per cent.
Next generation of SES trucks rolled out in SA
Three next generation rescue trucks were rolled out by the State Emergency Service in South Austrlaia.
Driver fatigue – fact and fiction
There are a number of misconceptions about the affect of fatigue on driving and what can be done to make driving safer.
No fault genes the secret to long life
Old folks who make it to their 100th birthday can thank their genetic makeup rather than a healthy lifestyle.
A new language - your New Year's resolution
As the champagne corks pop at the end of the New Year’s Eve countdown, it’s the perfect time to think about what you’d like to accomplish in 2016.
2016 - the fascinating trends
Sydney-based Ross Dawson, an influential futurist highlights some fascinating trends coming for 2016.
Changes to common over-the-counter medicines
Some over-the-counter medicines on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) will be removed from the Scheme listing from 1 January 2016.
New Year projections for Sydney
New footage of Sydney harbour, the city's beaches and animals from Taronga Zoo will be beamed onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge as part of Sydney's New Year's Eve celebrations.
QLD Social housing changes
The Queensland Government has announced a new approach to providing social housing service which reverse some of the measures introduced by the former government.
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