Strictly Embargoed until 1am Friday Oct 26 - AIHW: NEW REPORT LOOKS AT AUSTRALIANS' DIETS ACROSS DIFFERENT LIFE STAGES - AND THE RESULTS AREN'T GOOD
As we age, our food and nutrient requirements change. However, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), one thing remains consistent across all ages: the quality of our diet is poor.
AUSTRALIA’S HIDDEN FUEL HEIST - SEVEN WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON YOUR CAR 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.
12 MONTHS SINCE THE END OF AUSSIE CAR-MAKING ... HOW WE'VE MOVED ON
It is now 12 months since large scale car making came to an end in Australia, when the Holden factory closed and signalled the end of a once vibrant industry. One that formed part of our culture. But it seems many Aussie motorists have already moved on from their supposed die-hard allegiances to Commodores and Falcons.
EVEN QUEEN ELIZABETH AGREES - THE PARLIAMENT SHOULD NOT DELAY A REPUBLIC
'We can’t have this lingering deathwatch.”
The Queen has had her say. Australians should now have theirs. Authoritative reports from senior royal reporter and author Robert Hardman reveal that Queen Elizabeth II dismisses the idea Australia should wait until after her death to become a republic with an Australian head of state. Monarchists and others in Australia who say they want to wait out of respect for the Queen are doing her no favours.
CSIRO PUBLISHING: BEES OF AUSTRALIA
Bees – they are the darlings of the insect world and with good reason, since they keep our planet alive. But few of us know about the incredible number and diversity of Australian native bee species, which is why author and photographer James Dorey brings us his stunning new book, Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration (CSIRO Publishing). The author even discovered a new species while working on the book!
THE STEM CELL RACE & WHAT PART OF YOU WE CAN SAVE FIRST
We’ve been waiting 20 years for human embryonic stem cells to deliver spare parts. Putting the ethical debate to one side, few can argue against the benefits this could bring – especially it if might save their own life or that of a loved one. Big advances have been made, but it all depends on the ‘spare part’ you might require.