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.