AUSTRALIA – GETTING LOST IN THE GREAT UNKNOWN - A RACE AGAINST TIME FOR OUR PRECIOUS FLORA AND FAUNA
It’s a mind boggling concept, but 70-percent of Australia’s flora and fauna remains unknown.  Last year 1,000 new species were named, but those on the frontline – the taxonomists – know that thousands more will vanish before they can find them.  It is a race against time, and one that matters to our economy and potentially our own health as individuals.  But unfortunately, taxonomists themselves are under threat.
 
AIHW: NEW REPORTS INTO THE WELLBEING OF SERVING AND FORMER AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE MEMBERS
Three reports released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) provide greater insight into the health and welfare of serving and contemporary (at least 1 day of service since 2001) ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel.  The reports, which are part of an ongoing body of work commissioned by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, include an annual update on suicide monitoring, the results of research into medications dispensed and the use of homelessness services.
 



THE AUSTRALIA WE REMEMBER - NEW BOOK CAPTURES THE DAILY LIFE OF THE AUSTRALIA WE GREW UP IN
Do you remember getting milk every day at school or the bread man delivering to your door?  Cast a little further back and you may recall the ice cart or even the dunny man, all providing vital services of the day.   It is an Australia of just the past few generations, of our childhoods and that of our parents and grandparents, and one now captured ‘In Living Memory’.
 
 

30 YEARS SINCE THE U-N CONVENTION ON THE 'RIGHTS OF THE CHILD' - HOW ARE AUSTRALIA'S CHILDREN FARING IN 2019?
At a time when Australia’s GDP per capita is higher than it has ever been, our children are continuing to experience significant ill health – both physical & mental.  On the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, children's hospitals are calling for action.