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.
New VIC ‘Antarctic Journey’ open for visitors
In an Australian-first, WWF-Australia and Phillip Island Nature Parks today launched a fully-immersive ‘Antarctic Journey’ attraction at Phillip Island.
Seniors plan framing the future for older Territorians
The Northern Territory Government has released its Draft Seniors Participation Framework which lays the foundations for future policies and initiatives to support the NT’s ageing population.
Burglars on the prowl for hot property this summer
Take extra security precautions over the holidays, with research showing backyard burglaries spike in summer.
Telecross REDi before the next heatwave
Older South Australians and those with chronic illness, particularly if they live alone, are urged to register now for a free phone service to check on their safety during extreme heat events.
Furry friends not just a festive folly
Would be pet owners are being asked to think carefully before purchasing an animal this Christmas, and if they’re ready for a pet, consider adopting from a rescue organisation.
Scary movies can curdle blood
Watching horror, or “bloodcurdling,” movies is associated with an increase in the clotting protein, blood coagulant factor VIII, finds a small study in The BMJ Christmas issue this week.
Tips to help older relatives and friends enjoy the holiday season
The festive season can provoke positive and negative feelings in people of all ages, but can pose particular challenges for some older people.
North QLD to prepare for wet and windy festive season
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is advising residents in north Queensland to prepare for continued heavy rainfall in coming days.
Firefighting aerial squadron arrives in WA
Western Australia's firefighting capability has been strengthened with today's Jandakot Airport launch of the full aerial firefighting squadron, including the the giant Erickson Aircrane 'Georgia Peach'.
Spotlight on marine weather safety
Two new videos have been launched today, as part of a marine weather safety campaign targeting recreational boaters and fishers over the peak summer holiday period.
Funds allocated to cure Hepatitis C
The Federal Government will allocate more-than $1 billion over five years to give all Australians with Hepatitis C access to cures that could all but eradicate the deadly and debilitating disease.
New VIC clinic to fight glaucoma
The Victorian Government will allocate $200,000 in a new clinic providing specialist preventive care for patients at risk of glaucoma.
QLD Stolen Wages Reparations Scheme opens
The Queensland $21 million stolen wages reparations scheme is open for applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders whose wages or savings were stolen by previous governments.
Safety technology for women and children
Victorian women and children who experience family violence will soon have access to innovative technology to help keep them safer in their homes and communities.
Caring for Ageing Rural Australians grants
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal today announced 44 recipients of grants through its Caring for Ageing Rural Australians program.
Finalists for the 2016 Australian of the Year awards
As 2015 draws to a close we take a look at inspiring Australians currently in the running for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards.
The Force is strong with Australian blood donors
What do Luke, Han, Finn, Leia, Rey, Anakin and Obi all have in common?
Australia Post or FedEx parcel delivery scams
Watch out for fake parcel delivery scams arriving in your inbox this Christmas, after $80,000 was reported lost to the ACCC this year, with 1,360 complaints.
20 Million Trees Programme continues sprouting
Australian local communities are getting ready to plant around 1.3 million trees as part of the Australian Government's 20 Million Trees Programme.
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