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20/07/2016 - 9:55am

Diabetes is likely one of the most common chronic diseases in modern Australia, with 1.2 million people across the nation now living with it, according to the World Health Organisation. This in itself is a troubling number, and it is not an Australia-only problem; it is a global concern. However, what is even more worrying is the apparent acceleration of this issue, as Diabetes Australia CEO Professor Greg Johnson explains:

20/07/2016 - 9:53am

Winter is a time of year that is often dreaded by many Australians. The days get shorter, the nights get darker, the weather gets colder and more miserable - many people likely wish we could skip straight from autumn into spring.

18/07/2016 - 10:00am

If you aren't part of the recent "Pokemon Go" craze, you will still almost certainly be aware of it. Large groups of people, young and old, all wandering about the cities, streets and roads of our nation, eyes glued to their phones. We've been seeing this sort of behaviour for years, a byproduct of the digital age: But the enormous success of the Pokemon Go game has turned this level of distracted walking up to 11.

07/07/2016 - 12:18pm

Australia has a huge number of visitors coming to our shores - both tourists and those who are looking to live and work temporarily and permanently. A huge part of this process is the use of 457 visas, which allow Australian businesses to sponsor overseas workers and bring their talents to an Australian enterprise.

In theory, it is a win-win situation for both parties. The business gets a wider talent pool, while the employee gets an opportunity that they may otherwise not have been able to achieve.

27/06/2016 - 11:02am

The Federal Budget for 2016/2017 has been wrapped up already, but the forthcoming federal election promises to put a stone in the shoe of those who think more changes aren't coming. Elections are full of different promises and policies, and if you are concerned for the future costs and efficiency of your health insurance, it's worth while to take a look at what the result could mean for your finances and health. 

23/06/2016 - 1:55pm

The Federal Budget is one of the most significant dates of not only the political calendar, but the financial one too. Every industry waits with bated breath to see if this is the year they see that much-needed funding boost, or if cuts will put a further strain on resources.

20/06/2016 - 2:21pm

Understanding your private health insurance has long been a significant headache for Australians. Figuring out what you are covered for and, perhaps more importantly, what you aren't, can be a complex and time-consuming business for the average consumer.

With over 40,000 different kinds of private health cover available in Australia, it is understandable why it has become an important arena for the upcoming election.

14/06/2016 - 2:37pm

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw was once quoted as saying "Youth is the most beautiful thing in this world - and what a pity that it has to be wasted on the children". This phrase has now entered common parlance, though a little more concisely: "Youth is wasted on the young". There might be a certain truth to it too, but it is perhaps more telling of the power of hindsight rather than the behaviour of young Australians.

10/06/2016 - 10:55am

When it comes to technological development, there is one particular law that is often quoted. Or rather, not a law, but a prediction. Moore's Law, developed by the eponymous Gordon E. Moore in the 1970s, to be exact. This concept in simple terms states that the overall processing power of a computer will double every two years.

31/05/2016 - 10:05am

With the new Federal Budget announced, private health insurance consumers are likely looking to see what's in it for them. After all, April's 5.59 per cent premium increase did nothing to help affordability, though many families won't want to renege on their health insurance benefits.

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