Embargoed for Wed April 4 - WELCOME CHARLES, BUT WHY DO YOU WANT TO BE OUR HEAD OF STATE?
The Australian Republic Movement welcomes Prince Charles to Australia for the Commonwealth Games. Only 16 of the 53 member nations of the Commonwealth still have the British Monarch as their head of state: almost two-thirds are republics. We believe Australians deserve to know why Prince Charles wants the job, as our Head of State, and what he wants to do with it. Australians also deserve to know how much the Prince's visit will cost us all. 


AIHW REPORT: 1 IN 20 AUSTRALIAN DEATHS CAUSED BY ALCOHOL AND ILLICIT DRUGS
Alcohol and illicit drugs have a significant impact on the health of Australians, together responsible for nearly 1 in every 20 deaths, according to new analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).



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?
 



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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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 recently by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).