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Choppergate: honesty system not good enough anymore

  Following the resignation of Bronwyn Bishop as Speaker, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced there will be a “root and branch” review of the entitlement system. Having been forced into this position after the political damage inflicted by “Choppergate”, the Prime Minister …
Joe Hockey

Joe Antoinette: Let them get a good job

Many historians agree that Marie Antoinette never actually said “let them eat cake” in the face of economic crisis in France during the 18th century — the misquote was part of a smear campaign by the aristocracy’s opponents perpetuated by the media …
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WHO: Stop illicit trade of tobacco products

Every year as May 31 approaches, the World Health Organization (WHO) calls on countries to focus on the World No Tobacco Day Campaign. This year’s theme is “Stop illicit trade of tobacco products”, a major global concern that ranges across health, legal …
NHAA staff  at the conference

International health conference sets standard

    Australia’s oldest complementary medicine association, the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA), held its ninth international conference on herbal medicine last weekend in Sydney. Three keynote speakers from the US, Sweden and Australia, Dr Joe Pizzorno, Jonathan Treasure and Dr …
People power changes political stance on cannabis

People power changes political stance on cannabis

Former nurse Lucy Haslam, who organised the Inaugural Medicinal Cannabis Symposium in Tamworth last month, has welcomed NSW Premier Mike Baird’s announcement on December 21 that up to $9 million will be allocated to conduct three or more clinical trials to look …
Tragedy of Sydney siege plays out on social media

Tragedy of Sydney siege plays out on social media

  On Monday December 15, less than two weeks before Christmas, Sydney and eventually the rest of the world held its collective breath as what appeared to be brutal terrorism hit Australian shores.  Self-proclaimed sheik Man Haron Monis, who was disowned by Australia’s …
Australia mourns Phillip Hughes

Australia mourns Phillip Hughes

Today Australia and the world of sport is in mourning as the family of Phillip Joel Hughes and the people of Macksville prepare to farewell the young cricket player who died last Thursday. His tragic sudden death, only three days before his 26th birthday, …
Hearts4heart not missing a beat

Hearts4heart not missing a beat

Did you know that one Australian dies of a heart disease every 11 minutes? Six children are born every day with a heart condition. Heart disease affects two out of three families and prevents more than 1 million people from living a …
Ayotzinapa: protesters raise their voices during G20

Ayotzinapa: protesters raise their voices during G20

Protesters demanding action on the disappearance of 43 missing students in Azotzipana, Mexico, took advantage of the G20 Summit of world leaders with peaceful demonstrations in seven Australian cities on Saturday, November 15. The night of September 26, the Mexican army and local …