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Strictly Embargoed until 1am Wed May 22 - AIHW REPORT: PALLIATIVE CARE-RELATED HOSPITALISATIONS GROWING FASTER THAN OTHER HOSPITAL SERVICES
Palliative care-related hospitalisations has been rising at a faster rate than other hospitalisations, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life of patients and their families facing life-limiting illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering.

AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC MARKS 150TH ISSUE - SPECIAL COLLECTOR’S EDITION RELEASED
Since its launch by adventurer and entrepreneur Dick Smith in December 1985, it has established itself as not only a touchstone and a keeper of Australia’s great stories and stunning images, but also as an advocate for protecting our unique and wondrous ecology for future generations. Now AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC is celebrating a significant milestone, bringing out a special 150th Collector’s Edition.



WHEELS REVEALS 2019’s BEST VALUE CARS
True motoring value may not be what you think it is, and it may have little to do with what you paid for your vehicle. The annual list of Australia’s best value cars - across key category types - has just been revealed by leading publication WHEELS magazine. Known as 'Gold Star Cars', the category winners represent the very best bang for your buck, taking into account many often-overlooked ‘real world’ factors such as fuel economy, insurance, depreciation, servicing costs and warranties.
 
AIHW REPORT: FEWER YOUNG PEOPLE UNDER YOUTH JUSTICE SUPERVISION, BUT INDIGENOUS OVER-REPRESENTATION RISING
The number and rate of young people under youth justice supervision in Australia has declined over the 5 year period since 2013–14, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Despite the falling number and rate of young people under youth justice supervision, the report shows that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people are more likely to be under youth justice supervision than non-Indigenous young people—and that the gap has widened in recent years.
 
 
 



AUSTRALIA’S MOST TRUSTED BRANDS IN 2019 - 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF LEADING CONSUMER SURVEY
In 2019, trust has never been a more important and valuable commodity and the annual list of Australia’s Most Trusted Brands has just been announced.   Dettol has claimed overall top spot as the product Aussies place their faith in, while Vegemite has been named our most ‘iconic’ brand, and the Cancer Council is our most trusted charity organisation.  Appearing exclusively in AUSTRALIAN READER’S DIGEST, the independently conducted 20th Anniversary Trusted Brands survey has polled a cross-section of more than 3,000 people.
 
 

AIHW REPORT: RISING RATES OF INJURY AND DEATH AMONG CYCLISTS OVER 40
The number of Australians injured or killed in bicycle crashes is on the rise and older people are increasingly being admitted to hospital after cycling mishaps, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).