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AIHW REPORT: MORE THAN 130,000 AUSTRALIANS RECEIVED ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG TREATMENT SERVICES
One in 166 people in Australia (aged 10 and over) received specialist treatment for alcohol and other drug use in 2017–18, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report Alcohol and other drug treatment services in Australia 2017–18 key findings, shows alcohol is the most common drug clients received treatment for, accounting for almost 69,000 of the 210,000 closed treatment episodes provided.
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A DOG’S LIFE – OUR EVERYDAY HEROES
More than just 'Man’s Best Friend”, Australians rely on dogs to keep us safe, help us to learn and recover, to protect endangered animals, and to quite simply get the job done. In extreme cases, they are lifesavers prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice.
THE MOST EXPENSIVE AUSTRALIAN-MADE CAR IS NOW ALMOST 50 YEARS OLD ... AND IT COULD BE YOURS!
How did it come to this? It’s almost 50 years old and there was a time when it sat unwanted in a car lot. To many it is just a piece of fashioned tin, and to others it’s a souped-up taxi. But it is at the vanguard of Australia’s booming classic car scene and today it finds itself as our most expensive-ever home-made car. It is worth a staggering $2mil, and there are many reasons why.
EXPERT COMMENT - ELECTRIC CARS IN AUSTRALIA - WHERE ARE WE REALLY AT?
Electric cars have suddenly become a hot political topic, with Labor’s plan to resurrect the Australian car manufacturing industry by luring overseas makers back onto our soil. Under the yet-to-be-fully-detailed policy, Labor wants half of all new car sales to be electric vehicles within just 11 years from now. The announcement has prompted the Coalition to make its own claims about electric vehicles. So where does Australia sit right now, and what needs to happen next?
THE UNLOVED - THE SAD LEGEND OF THE P76
It has gone down in Australian motoring folklore as the ultimate lemon, and just its name has become something of a punchline. But the truth of the matter is that the Leyland P76 should have been mixing it with our iconic Kingswoods and Falcons. In fact the P76 was, in many ways, ahead of the pack. A new report explains where it all went so horribly wrong.
SOMETHING TO SPROUT ABOUT - IT'S FUNGUS SEASON! NEW FROM CSIRO PUBLISHING - 'THE ALLURE OF FUNGI'
It may not have been on your radar, but something very important is happening to Australia’s environment right now. Fungus season is in full bloom, bringing significant implications for drought (and flood) ravaged farmers, through to foodies, photographers and foragers. A beautiful new publication from CSIRO Publishing, The Allure of Fungi, sheds light on a topic that has been generally left in the dark until now. Misunderstood, and possibly taken for granted, most of us probably don’t realise just how much fungi matter to our world. And Australia has its own special varieties. Some precious, some deadly.