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AIHW REPORT: IMMUNISATION RATES RISE FOR AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN, BUT VARIATION STILL SEEN
Nationally, more children are fully immunised by the time they are 5 years old than in the past; however, variations are still seen across local areas, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
PRINCE CHARLES HAS NOTHING TO SAY TO AUSTRALIANS - STATEMENT FROM THE AUSTRALIAN REPUBLIC MOVEMENT
The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles, has declined an invitation from the Australian Republic Movement to give a speech in Australia during his forthcoming visit to Australia. This is a great shame and says a great deal.
REPORT: SPACE AGENCY SET TO TRANSFORM AUSTRALIA
From farming via space to fishing using satellites – and from having control over our weather forecasting tools to keeping a better watch on the Great Barrier Reef – a report into the federal government’s recently announced Australian Space Agency has found the nation is set to be transformed, but not in the way many of us would expect.
WHEELS: ARE ELECTRIC CARS OUR BEST WAY FORWARD?
The Greens have announced plans to push for a ban on petrol and diesel cars in Australia by 2030, transforming Australia into a nation of electric-powered commuters. But is this technology the best fit for a nation with vast and rugged terrains, and how does the Greens plan stack-up against existing policy action already in place?
TURBO CHOOKS ... AND WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT BIRDS
Are you aware of Australia’s ‘turbo chooks’? Did you know that some birds have a sense of smell? That many are far better off not being able to fly? Or that some of us have bizarre superstitions surrounding birds and death? A new book released by CSIRO Publishing, and by prominent Aussie naturalist Ian Fraser, uncovers the fascinating world of our feathered friends and the sometimes strange world of the people who spend their lives absorbed in them.
WHY YOUR NEXT CAR SHOULD BE THE KINGSWOOD … OR THE P76
New cars have never been more affordable and yet, when it comes to return-on-investment, savvy motorists may want to consider taking a ‘left’ down Memory Lane, to purchase the very same vehicle they may have had as their first set of wheels. The classic car market is booming but, for the price of a new car, there are still some great buys to be had – and they’re a lot more fun.