Potential impacts of wind turbines on human health
NHMRC is updating its review of the published scientific literature relating to the potential impacts of wind turbines on human health.
Climate change – lets have a proper debate says VACC
David Purchase, Executive Director from the Victorian Automibile Chamber of Commerce calls for a rational, dispassionate, non-political debate.
Benefits from More Super
Revenues from the new resource taxation regime will go towards building superannuation savings.
Mobility scooter injuries examined in ACCC report
New research into injury data found a total of 442 hospitalisations related to motorised mobility scooter fall injuries during the two years from July 2006 and June 2008.
Bank reform legislation introduced into parliament
Legislation introduced to Parliament for a fairer go with their credit cards.
The credit card reforms include:
Requiring credit card lenders to allocate repayments to higher interest debts first
Preventing lenders from charging over-limit fees unless consumers specifically agree that their account can go over the limit
Banning ‘tick a box’ unsolicited credit offers unless the consumer has agreed to receive them
Requiring lenders to tell consumers the implications of only making minimum repayments.
24 March 2011.
Seniors must plan a fire escape
Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has encouraged older residents to take the time during Seniors Week to prepare their homes to prevent fires and draw up a fire escape plan.
Seniors morning movies in TAS and VIC
Village Cinemas Australia offering Tasmanian and Victorian seniors and friends $7 tickets to a schedule of hit films.
Mortgage exit fee ban
Legislation to ban on mortgage exit fees will apply to all new home loans from 1 July 2011.
Panel to assist ACT background checks
A panel of experts will be established to support the ACT Government's proposed new background checking legislation for persons working with vulnerable people and the aged.
SES volunteers ask NSW political parties where they stand
NSWSESVA asks candidates for their position on 14 policies and recommendations for the betterment of volunteers.
Australia's gaps and gains: health and education
While overall our life expectancy continues to climb and our educational attainment increases, gaps remain between the health and education outcomes.
Robots to help improve the care of dementia patients
An aged care and technology forum in Sydney in April will hear how interactive robots are being used to improve the care and quality of life.
NSW Rental accommodation supply collapse
Rental vacancy rates have crashed in Sydney and fallen dramatically in Newcastle.
Tax Forum a platform for long-term reform
The Federal Government tax forum in early October is an important stage in the ongoing effort to reform of Australia's tax and transfer system.
WA mental health scholarship winners
WA government awards 35 scholarships for postgraduate study into mental health.
Inadequate funding for medical imaging
Medicare funding for diagnostic imaging services faced by many patients could be life-threatening.
Australians missing out on mental health care
Mental health evaluation shows too many Australians missing out on care.
Queensland disability parking permit holders interstate parking
All Queenslanders with a disability parking permit will now be able to access local disability parking concessions across Australia.
Respected 72 year old senior appointed Governor of Western Austrlia
Barrister and philanthropist Malcolm McCusker AO QC will be the next Governor of Western Australia.
Health program for veterans
Proposed program to improve the health of chronically ill veterans and war widows.
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