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AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NAMES OUR TOP 100 PLACES - ARE YOUR FAVOURITES AMONG THEM?
We live in an extraordinary and unique place – its diversity breathtaking and the envy of the world.  So what are Australia’s ‘Top 100 places’ in terms of natural beauty and wonder? 
 

'MUM’S TAXI' SAVED FROM THE SCRAPHEAP - WINS 2018 STREET MACHINE OF THE YEAR
Three brothers, Mum’s rusty old car (that Dad wanted to send to the wreckers), and an epic 12-year restoration program, has delivered the nation’s most coveted auto makeover award.  The 2018 Street Machine of the Year … in the form of a stunning 1964 EH Holden wagon.
 
 
 



AIHW REPORT: SIMILAR TREATMENT - BUT COSTS VARY GREATLY ACROSS HOSPITALS
The cost of treating patients can be almost twice as high depending on the hospital, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 
 
 
 
IN THE AIR & ON THE FRONTLINE WITH OUR FLYING DOCTORS
They are a uniquely Australian legend, and they are marking their 90th anniversary – with thankfully no sign of stopping their vital work.   They are the men and women of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, and a new report takes us onto the frontline.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



100 YEARS SINCE THE GREAT PANDEMIC – THE SPANISH FLU 
It’s an extraordinary thought, especially as we mark the centenary of the Armistice, but more people were killed by the outbreak of Spanish Flu (up to 100 million) than the 18 million lives lost on the battlefields in the five years before.   It was a pandemic of unseen proportions, and Australia found itself on the frontline at the start of 1919 – just as the soldiers returned.
 
 
 

 
 
 

SEVEN WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAR FUEL BILLS
It’s a mind-boggling concept, but more than half of the operating cost of your car is actually chewed up by the fuel it burns every year.   In terms of real-world running costs, fuel is a massively overlooked aspect of your vehicle’s true value.   Leading consumer website WhichCar has just published the ‘Top Seven’ practical steps you can take, to reduce your car-running-costs via the bowser.  With petrol creeping towards $2/litre, this advice could save you thousands of dollars a year.