Strictly Embargoed until 1am Friday Nov 9 - AIHW: REPORT SHEDS NEW LIGHT ON OPIOID HARM IN AUSTRALIA
A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that deaths involving opioids have nearly doubled in a decade, but remain lower than the peak in the late 1990s, while more than 1 in 10 Australians have used illegal opioids or misused prescribed ones in their lifetime. The report is the first to provide a comprehensive, national snapshot of opioid use and harm in Australia, contributing to our understanding of the scale of this global issue.
 

THE ARMISTICE CENTENARY – WHY IT’S SO PERSONAL
Many things are lost to time, but the 100th anniversary of the Armistice on November 11 – the end of the so-called Great War – remains raw and real for countless thousands of Aussies.  Our own were there and the future, of ourselves and our families, were all too often shaped for generations to come amid that bloody chaos.  It resonates still.
 
 



100 YEARS SINCE THE GREAT PANDEMIC – THE SPANISH FLU 
It’s an extraordinary thought, especially as we mark the centenary of the Armistice, but more people were killed by the outbreak of Spanish Flu (up to 100 million) than the 18 million lives lost on the battlefields in the five years before.   It was a pandemic of unseen proportions, and Australia found itself on the frontline at the start of 1919 – just as the soldiers returned.
 
 
 
MONARCHISTS DON’T WANT AN AUSTRALIAN TO BE GOVERNOR-GENERAL
Monarchist boss David Flint – who advised former PM Tony Abbott to revive knighthoods, leading to the ‘Sir Prince Phillip’ fiasco – now says Australia’s next Governor-General should be an English royal, The Duke of Sussex - not an Australian citizen.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



AIHW : YOUNG INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS REPORT BEING IN GOOD HEALTH, BUT CHALLENGES REMAIN
Australia’s Indigenous young people generally consider themselves to be happy and in good health or better, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). About 1 in every 20 young people in Australia is Indigenous. This report provides a snapshot of their health and wellbeing in a range of areas including social and economic determinants, health risk factors, and health services.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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.