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HOW FAR FOR A CAR – MORE THAN A HOUSE?  2019 MOTOR PERFORMANCE CAR OF THE YEAR
In most parts of Australia it would buy you a pretty decent house, also known as The Great Australian Dream.  But for many Australians, their dreams are different.   They want the ultimate car.   And in 2019, the ultimate car will cost you $729, 930 (*Not a printing error) So why?
 
 


BACK TO THE FUTURE - THE UTE IS BACK ON TOP - 4X4 OF THE YEAR
Back in the 1930s, Ford Australia gave a grateful world the Ute – famously to ‘go to church on Sunday and take the pigs to market on Monday’ – and now things have turned full circle.  The Ute has returned to popularity as the nation’s 4WD of choice, and the Aussie-developed Ford Ranger Raptor has claimed the coveted 4X4 OF THE YEAR Award.



THE UNIVERSE OFFICIALLY SHIFTS - VOLVO WINS ‘WHEELS CAR OF THE YEAR’ … AGAIN
If the previous winner of Australia’s top motoring award forced a serious double-take, then the 2019 Wheels Car of the Year confirms you need to totally re-think your preconceptions about cars.  The world has changed and Swedish maker Volvo has completed its own stunning image makeover to go ‘back to back’, thanks to the outstanding XC40 SUV.
THE ULTIMATE ROAD TRIP - MEET AUSTRALIA’S MOST STYLISH CAR
The road trip has never been more luxurious.  The AUDI A7 Sportback 55 TSFI grand tourer – a masterpiece of form and cutting edge function - has been crowned the most stylish new car on the Australian market, as the winner of the 2019 WhichCar Style Award at the annual Australian Motoring Awards.
 
 



AIHW: NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS HIGHER RATES OF DISEASE AND DEATH AMONG DISADVANTAGED
Social factors play an important role in a person’s likelihood of developing and dying from certain chronic diseases, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 
 
 
 

INDIGENOUS 'LIVING FIRST LANGUAGE' PROGRAM GAINING INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
The Australian Literacy & Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) is honoured to be among the finalists for the South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive Innovation Awards for its Living First Language platform. SXSW celebrates the most forward-thinking advancements in the digital space.  ALNF’s Living First Language platform preserves and revitalises Indigenous First Languages and turns them into dynamic, community-led and interactive digital literacy apps, and the acknowledgement  is particularly timely as the United Nations has declared 2019 as the Year of Indigenous Languages.