New climate change projections

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology today released updated climate change projections for Australia for national and regional areas.

More air seats between Australia and China

Growth opportunities for Australia’s tourism industry are set to increase following the settlement of a landmark new air services agreement between Australia and China which starts immediately.

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.