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Locals Get Needled About Flu Shots

To misquote a recently concluded, popular TV show “Winter is Here”. With the colder temperatures comes a higher risk of falling ill, and the regions’ Public Health Director, Curtis Gregory, is encouraging residents to be proactive this flu season. Nationwide there have been over 82,000

Bob Hawke’s Life To Be Honoured At The Sydney Opera House

Australian’s will join together at the Sydney Opera House steps to celebrate the extraordinary life and career of one of Australia’s most iconic prime minister, Bob Hawke. Mr Hawke died aged 89 peacefully at his Sydney home on May 16. In the 1980’s, The Sydney

Uber Brings Flying Taxi’s to Melbourne

Melbourne, Dallas and Los Angeles are all pilot cities to test Uber Air flights from 2020. A new Uber app that will transport people by air. The flying taxi service will be able to transport people across cities for the same price as the rideshare

Nominations For Australian Of The Year Awards Are Open

2020 is the 60th anniversary for the Australian of the Year awards. Each year, the finalists give an insight into the people of our nation and their contributions to their community. Those nominated show us “the problems we seek to confront, the issues we want

Rural Theft of Firearms leads to Police Operation

Police in the Hunter Valley and across rural New South Wales have launched Operation Armour, a program to put a stop to firearm theft. Inspector Rob Post has made a callout to gun owners in the Hunter Valley to keep their firearms and ammunition secure

Changing The Australian National Anthem – Yay or Nay?

Last Wednesday evening, before the State of Origin opener, players from both teams refused to sing ‘Advance Australia Fair’ on the field. First Nations players Josh Addo-Carr, Cody Walker and Will Chambers were clear that they had no intention to sing the anthem. That same

Buy-now-pay-later Company Trialing Payment Options For Medical Bills

Buy-now-pay -later company Afterpay is about to start trials in the healthcare sector financing services in radiology, pharmacy and general practice. Patients will soon be offered the option of paying in fortnightly payments interest-free after a consultation, scan or pharmacy purchase. Over the past 10

Unconventional Heaters Putting People at Risk This Winter

Families across Australia are risking their lives by warming their houses with ‘unconventional heaters’ such as gas camp heaters, barbecues and charcoal pits. A fire in Lake Illawarra last night was caused by a portable gas camping heater and the residents of the house on