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STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 1AM WED JUNE 20 - AIHW REPORT: 'AUSTRALIA'S HEALTH 2018' - OUR HEALTH REPORT CARD IS IN
Australia is generally a healthy nation but there are some key areas where we could do better, according to the latest report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The two-yearly report card, Australia’s health 2018, was launched today by the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health.  The report shows that Australia sits squarely in the best third of OECD countries when it comes to life expectancy, with girls born in 2016 likely to live 84.6 years, while boys can expect to live to 80.4 years.

OLD AUSSIE CARS NOW SELLING FOR $1M+!
The extraordinary boom in classic Aussie cars has smashed through the $1m barrier, with a car once owned by fast bowler Jeff Thomson skittling previous records and heralding a new era for Australian-made vehicles. The Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III cost $5,000 when it rolled off the production line almost 50 years ago (1971-72).  At the time it was the world’s fastest four-door passenger car, and now a near original version has gone under the hammer for $1.030m after spirited bidding.
 



SETTLING OUR CONFLICT – FEEDING THE BIRDS
It is one of life’s simple pleasures to feed native birds in our backyards, marvelling at the wildlife and beauty on our own doorsteps. But it has become a guilt-ridden pleasure for many, amid claims we’re killing with kindness. Thankfully, the latest expert advice is a little more forgiving.
 
 
WHEELS INVESTIGATION: WHY DIESEL CAR OWNERS ARE BEING HIT WITH MASSIVE BILLS
A special investigation in Australia’s leading motoring publication WHEELS has found hundreds-of-thousands of motorists are facing potential massive bills, sometimes exceeding $10,000 at a time (or even a third of the value of the vehicle), because they haven’t been properly informed about how to drive and manage their cars.
 
 
 
 
 
 



NEXT GOVERNOR-GENERAL SHOULD NOT BE A 'CAPTAIN'S CALL' - REPUBLIC MOVEMENT CALL FOR DEMOCRATIC DECISION
The Republic Movement calls on the Prime Minister to give Australians a say in the appointment of the next Governor-General.  Peter FitzSimons AM, National Chair of the Australian Republic Movement, has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to propose that the Government conduct a vote of the Parliament, or a vote of the people, before the appointment of the next Governor-General.
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

ANNUAL SURVEY: AUSTRALIA'S MOST TRUSTED BRANDS - INCLUDING OUR MOST TRUSTED CHARITY
In 2018, trust is a more precious commodity than ever. This year we’ve witnessed the stark realities of our national cricket team losing our collective trust, doing untold damaged to a long established brand and resulting in the loss of tens-of-millions of dollars in revenue. As that fallout continues to play out, the annual list of the names, products and services we trust the most has just been revealed.