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Archive for August, 2014

Don’t downsize dairy – you may be risking your health

There is some uncertainty about what is the recommended daily intake of dairy foods, but it appears that many Australians, including children, aren’t getting enough. Only just over 20 per cent of the population may be consuming enough milk, yoghurt, cheese or alternatives each day. Australians may be putting their health at risk as consumption […]

August 28th, 2014
Topic: DAIRY MILK, FITNESS HEALTH Tags: , , , ,

Cannabis can help the pain but not any time soon it seems in Australia

Can help: Medicinal marijuana can be useful for treating pain, according to a report published by the Australian National Council on Drugs. Photo: Gary Malerba Pharmaceutical cannabis works for pain and nausea, but it may take ‘‘a significant length of time’’ to be sold for those purposes in Australia, if it is sold at all, […]

August 28th, 2014
Topic: DRUGS, HEALTH FITNESS, LAW POLICE CRIME, MEDICAL Tags: , , , ,

NASA satellite set up to assist farmers in combating drought

NASA is set to launch a new satellite with the capacity to measure soil moisture on a global scale. Once operational, data from the Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) satellite could be used to better inform farmers in agricultural decision making, providing unprecedented levels of detail on moisture trends with an efficiency and speed unattainable […]

August 25th, 2014
Topic: DROUGHTS FLOODS, SPACE, TECHNOLOGY Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Australian PM Tony Abbott introduces new terrorism laws

‘Don’t migrate…unless you want to join our team’ Tony Abbott says everybody migrating here should want to join ‘team Australia’ Prime Minister Tony Abbott has elaborated on his “Team Australia” remarks, saying on a radio interview that “you don’t migrate to this country unless you want to join our team”. Mr Abbott will meet Muslim […]

August 19th, 2014
Topic: POLITICS PARLIAMENT, TERRORISM Tags: , , , , , , , ,

CLIVE PALMER GIVES CHINA AN EARFULL IN THIS VIDEO

Senior Abbott government ministers and the opposition have united in blasting Clive Palmer over his televised tirade against China, saying it damages Australia. But Senator Jacqui Lambie has come out in support of her leader, asserting that Australia’s defence policy should take account of the threat of a “Chinese Communist invasion”. Senator Jacqui Lambie. Treasurer […]

August 19th, 2014
Topic: IMPORT EXPORT, PEOPLE, POLITICS PARLIAMENT Tags: , , , ,

AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT TO HOLD PUBLIC HEARING IN DARWIN TO DEVELOP NORTH AUSTRALIA

Northern Australia Committee returns to Darwin 15 August 2014 The Australian Parliament’s Northern Australia Committee will complete its inter-state/territory public hearing and inspection program with public hearings in Darwin on 18 and 19 August. Committee Chair, the Hon. Warren Entsch MP stated: “The Committee will again be taking evidence from a wide range of individuals […]

August 15th, 2014
Topic: ABORIGINAL, GOVERNMENT Tags: , ,

Bucket list tourism: grey nomads travelling north to see Broome WA before they die are filling up emergency departments

Off the road: English tourists Geoff and Lesley Richardson in Broome Hospital.  The bucket list has a lot to answer for up north. Many grey nomads’ desire to tick off places on their bucket lists has contributed to a massive increase in hospitalisations of older travellers across northern Australia. Many want to see Broome before they […]

August 2nd, 2014
Topic: MEDICAL, PEOPLE, RETIREMENT, TOURISM & ACCOMMODATION, TOWNS & CITIES Tags: , , , , ,