Social Services changes 2015
The Federal Government has announced a number of changes to social services arrangements which will come into effect in 2015.
QLD surgery wait time guarantee
The Australian-first Wait Time Guarantee, modelled on Scandinavia, will start on 1 February 2015 and means Queenslanders waiting for their elective surgery will receive it in the medically recommended time.
NSW obesity strategy - stage 1
Minister for Healthy Lifestyles, Kevin Humphries, today launched the first stage of the NSW Government’s five year strategy to reduce overweight and obesity levels in the state.
COTA funding for QLD seniors policies
ASIC continues to focus on funeral insurance
ASIC is continuing to engage with funeral insurance providers as part of its focus on the industry.
Penalties for fake solar energy claims
Euro Solar and Australian Solar Panel have been fined for presenting fake testimonials and misrepresenting the country of origin of solar panels.
Enough of alcohol fuelled violence
The Salvation Army is calling for urgent action to be taken by the Commonwealth and State Governments to curb binge-drinking and the alcohol-fuelled violence.
Beware of 'monks' collecting money
The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) is warning about fake 'monks' collecting money.
50 years since landmark smoking health report
The 50th anniversary of the landmark US report linking tobacco to health risks will be marked with the launch of a progress report at the White House in Washington DC.
Improved heart attack prediction for diabetics
Australian researchers have found a simple screening test that boosts the ability to predict heart attacks and death in people with type 2 diabetes.
Free city bus travel expanding in City and North Adelaide
Free city bus travel expanding in City and North Adelaide begins Monday 27 January.
408,000 people receive half price NSW licences
More than 400,000 motorists have been rewarded with half price drivers’ licences as part of the ‘Fair Go for Safe Drivers’ incentive scheme.
Super switching intentions highest among retail funds
On average 5.1% of superannuation products are “Very Likely” to be switched in the next 12 months (up marginally from 5.0% a year ago).
Australia's biggest seniors vitamin D study
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute scientists have launched one of the world’s biggest studies of vitamin D’s role in our health.
Causes of death in the young and old
Leading causes of death vary substantially at different ages, according to new analysis released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
Microparticles could treat heart attacks
An Australian discovery has the potential to transform the treatment of a heart attack, after a new approach boosted heart function and reduced heart scarring in preclinical studies.
Record $122 million proposed for US Alzheimer's
Negotiations for the fiscal year 2014 federal budget ended with a $122 million funding bill that recognises the need to address the Alzheimer's epidemic facing the US.
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