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Strictly Embargoed until Thursday Nov 30 - AIHW REPORT: LIFE EXPECTANCY VARIES BY WHERE YOU LIVE
How long you can expect to live and your likelihood of dying from a preventable cause varies by where you live, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Life expectancy and potentially avoidable deaths, 2013–2015, reveals that while life expectancy is rising in Australia generally, this is not the case for all local communities.

WHEELS: AUSTRALIA’S FILTHY FUEL PROBLEM
Australia now has the distinction of having the dirtiest fuel standards in the industrialised world, falling behind once-ridiculed Mexico.  In fact, Australia’s 91-rated fuel now carries three times the sulphur level of Mexican bowsers, creating health, environmental, political and economic issues for our future. Some cars may even be withheld from the Australian market in the near future, because our high sulphur fuel will kill them.
 



Embargoed for Thursday November 30 - LIFELINE: NATIONAL RAIL CAMPAIGN SPREADS THE MESSAGE ‘PAUSE. CALL. BE HEARD.’
Lifeline and the TrackSAFE Foundation are today launching a national billboard campaign to promote the message ‘Pause. Call. Be Heard.’ at rail stations, tram stops and bus shelters.  Lifeline Australia Chairman John Brogden said the campaign reaches out to people who might be struggling with life’s challenges.
HOLDEN’S LAST GREAT HOORAH FOR AUSTRALIA'S TOP MOTORING AWARD
The factories may now be silent, and Australia’s car manufacturing industry consigned to the history pages since Holden’s factory closure in October, but the Red Lion has one last fling at claiming the ultimate prize – the 2018 Wheels Car of the Year (WCOTY).
 
 
 



THE PERILS OF SELLING A USED CAR TO A FRIEND
It is a disaster waiting to happen.  You’re looking to sell your car, and your friend just happens to be in the market for a set of wheels.  It makes perfect sense and seems so right.  But it’s not.  What happens next, as history has repeatedly shown, is a series of unfortunate events (mostly mechanical) that can see your friendship not only spluttering, but totally broken down and irreparably damaged.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

AIHW REPORT: GEN X, Y AND Z - OBESITY RISK HIGHER FOR YOUNGER GENERATIONS
You are much more likely to be obese than your parents were when they were your age, according to new analysis released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Overweight and obesity in Australia: a birth cohort analysis, uses historical data to determine a person’s likelihood of being obese based on their year of birth. By looking at obesity in this way, we are able to better understand whether the generation a person is born into may put them at greater risk of obesity.