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.

Expressions of Interest open for Home Care

Expressions of Interest have opened to organisations to acquire the Home Care Service of NSW (Home Care).

Electricity disconnections for more Queenslanders

More than 7,000 Queensland households were disconnected for not paying an electricity bill between July and September 2014, the highest quarterly rate of disconnections since 2011.

People with dementia need to stay physically active

Health and aged care providers and governments are being urged to act to ensure people with dementia are able to remain physically active.

Government halts changes to Level A and B GP consultation

The Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley is responding to the widespread outcry against new Medicare measures to increase out of pocket costs for ‘six minute' GP consultations.

Gang attempts to import methamphetamine

Five men have been charged as part of a major multi-agency investigation relating to the attempted importation of approximately three kilograms of methamphetamine into Western Australia.

Funding for home support services in WA

More than 71,000 older people and people with disability in Western Australia will get extra support to stay in their own homes after a $12.4 million funding boost from the Commonwealth and WA Governments.

Boom time’ ahead for UK pension scammers, warns deVere

Pension scammers targeting those with UK pensions have increased their criminal activities, will do so further still over the next few months.

Antibiotic resistance a serious threat despite discovery

In light of a major breakthrough to find new antibiotics with the discovery of teixobactin, NPS MedicineWise warns that antibiotic resistance in Australia remains a serious health problem.

Applications invited for AMA indigenous people's medical scholarship

AMA President, A/Prof Brian Owler, today reminded Indigenous medical students to apply for the 2015 AMA Indigenous Peoples’ Medical Scholarship.

End of bulk billing for many

The Federal Government's revised $5 co-payment will from 1 July hit the poor and middle income earners who are not non-concession card holders for doctors consultations of less than 10 minutes.

Statin reduce women's cardiovascular risk

A large international study, published in The Lancet, has shown that statin treatment reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in women.

Free tickets for NSW premier's seniors week gala concerts soon

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Ageing John Ajaka today announced the 2015 Premier’s Seniors Week Gala Concerts will be held on 17 and 18 March 2015.