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For Immediate Release - AIHW REPORT: In the last year, 1 in every 85 Australians sought help from homelessness services, with new analysis giving greater insight into ‘couch surfers’ 
Two reports released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provide valuable insight into the use of specialist homelessness services (SHS), with a special focus on Australians who are ‘couch surfers’.
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THE HOLIDAYS SURVIVAL GUIDE FROM 'STEPFAMILIES AUSTRALIA'
Contemporary Australian families look significantly different to what they did a generation ago.  Step and blended families are our fastest growing family types and face unique difficulties over this so called 'most wonderful time of the year”. 'More than a million of us are in stepfamilies, and they can be a truly wonderful, and at other times very challenging,,” says Stepfamilies Australia Executive Officer, Phoebe Wallish.
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LIFELINE APPOINTS NEW CEO
John Brogden, Chairman of Lifeline Australia, has announced the appointment of Colin Seery as Lifeline’s new Chief Executive Officer.  As CEO of Healthdirect Australia for the last eight years, Mr Seery has achieved notable success in building an organisation that has harnessed technology to complement existing health services and deliver improved health outcomes for Australian communities. The Lifeline Board recognises that the capacity of Lifeline to address similar challenges is critical to its future strategy and success.
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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? 
 
 
 
 
 



AIHW REPORT: AUSTRALIA'S INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PERFORMANCE IN THE SPOTLIGHT
For the first time, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has built a tool that can be used to compare Australian data on health and healthcare with comparable international data. The data tool, International health data comparisons 2018, provides a new way of comparing Australia’s performance across a range of health-related measures from the data of 36 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) member countries.
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'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.