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Missile warning and false alarms: what warnings do we have in Australia?

missile warning

“Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” – Not a text message that should be issued to the masses lightly, or so you would think. What public warning systems do we have in Australia, what checks and balances are in place to prevent ‘false’ alarms? and what training

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Private health premiums set to rise

private health premiums

Health Minister Greg Hunt wants health insurers to deliver the lowest premium rise in more than 15 years but families could still have to pay $200 a year more.

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What do you think of this year’s MLA lamb ad?

MLA lamb ad

As always, the MLA lamb ad is causing a stir with opinions divided over the left wing v’s right wing theme. Tell us your thoughts….

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How to stay cool and save on energy this summer

air conditioner

With summer now upon us – and it’s likely to be a hot one – many consumers are in the market for a new air conditioner.  “Their timing is perfect as air conditioners have never been more efficient and effective. They will keep you cool, while using less energy than ever before,” said Mark Padwick,

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Face of ‘witch’ digitally reconstructed

witch

Researchers have digitally reconstructed the face of an 18th-century “witch” who died in jail before she could be burned.

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Vietnam parasite may be killing war vets

Vietnam parasite

Research shows some Vietnam veterans may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia.

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5 discoveries we can thank twins for

twins

Thirty-five years of twin research have led to incredible insights into how the environment and our genes impact our health, writes Catriona May of the University of Melbourne

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Telstra to refund 42,000 customers for not delivering promised NBN speeds

NBN

Telstra has offered to compensate 42,000 customers after failing to provide customers with the fast National Broadband Network ( NBN ) speeds they promised.

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Australian Researchers Working Toward Global Asbestos Ban

asbestos ban

To mark the launch of the National Asbestos Awareness Campaign (November) to raise vital awareness of the dangers of asbestos among Australian homeowners, renovators and tradies, the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) announced an international first in the campaign for a global ban on asbestos.

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Why everyone is moving to Queensland

moving to queensland

Queensland has emerged as Australia’s favourite destination for interstate moves, ABS data shows.

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