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AUSTRALIA’S GREATEST AUTO MASTERPIECES VYING FOR 'STREET MACHINE OF THE YEAR'
Just imagine, if you can, working on a single car project for 20 years … or more.  The ultimate labour of love.  For a dedicated band of Aussie enthusiasts, they are slaves to a collective obsession and a shared passion. Now, for the first time, the peak achievement in their world – Street Machine of the Year – is being completely decided by a popular vote.
 

Thursday Aug 16 - AIHW: NEW REPORT REVEALS OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS FOR MEDICARE SERVICES IN YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Half of Australian patients pay a contribution towards their non-hospital Medicare services, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). However, the proportion of patients that are out-of-pocket and the amount they pay varies greatly across Australia depending on where they live.
 
 
 
 
 



WHEELS: AUSTRALIA’S TYRE WAKE-UP CALL - THE RIGHT RUBBER CAN MAKE ONE-FULL-CAR-LENGTH DIFFERENCE
Most of us have a problem with the tyres on our cars - they’re not sexy and they’re an expense.  But Australia’s leading motoring publication WHEELS has found there’s an even bigger problem.  The right rubber can make the difference of one-full-car-length when braking.  And that can mean absolutely everything to you and your world.
 
 
 
 
LIFELINE ASKS MEDIA TO ENSURE ALL REPORTING OF DROUGHT INCLUDES SERVICE PROVIDER INFORMATION
Lifeline understands the media has an important role to highlight the concerns afflicting many rural Australian communities.  We appreciate those in the media who are covering distressing situations in order to ensure support can be provided.  However, can we please remind reporters and editors that when covering such situations, you ensure that all reports include the services available to assist those in crisis and how to access them.  Thank you, as always, for your assistance.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



#YouCanTalk ABOUT SUICIDE ... AND SAVE LIVES
In an Australian first, leading mental health and suicide prevention organisations are joining forces to support the general public to talk openly about suicide with their friends and family in a bid to save more lives.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

HOW NATURE HAS INSPIRED OUR TECH
We live in a high-tech world, with new and powerful devices and connections morphing our lifestyles into something that would have seemed sci-fi fantasy just a generation ago.  But the hardware and concepts driving this change are not always crunched from a computer or an algorithm.   Some of the biggest breakthroughs have been inspired by nature.