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Recycled plastics from kerbside waste will be used to create innovative modular tram stops, making Melbourne’s tram network more sustainable, accessible for people with disabilities and less disruptive to maintain and develop.  This project was recently awarded $300,000 by the Recycling Victoria Research and Development Fund – Materials and is delivered by Sustainability Victoria on […]

Plastic is 84 per cent of all rubbish found across Australian beaches, a UNSW-led study based on one of the largest marine debris databases in the Southern Hemisphere has found. More than 2000 organisations and 150,000 citizen scientists have participated in the Australian Marine Debris Initiative [AMDI] by sorting and tallying up marine debris they […]

The Federal Government is being urged to commit to further action to fight the COVID pandemic in poor countries before the virus mutates and renders current vaccines ineffective. A new report, A SHOT OF HOPE – Australia’s role in vaccinating the World, notes that two-thirds of 77 epidemiologists surveyed in 28 developing countries believe if action is […]

Beware of malicious files called Trojans that could give hackers access to your computer webcam without your knowledge. Just like the wooden horse of Greek mythology, a Trojan is a type of malware that is often disguised as legitimate software or program. Once installed on a device, it can give hackers full remote access to […]

This National Safe Work Month, Safe Work Australia encourages all Australians to make health and safety a central part of their workplace culture by thinking safe, working safe and being safe. “I encourage workplaces across Australia to take part in National Safe Work Month and show their ongoing commitment to health and safety at work […]

Nearly half of all Australians over-50 experienced ageism in the past year, but only one in five of them took any action in response, according to new research launched to mark the first Ageism Awareness Day today. Australia’s campaign to end ageism, EveryAGE Counts, commissioned a nationwide poll by The RedBridge Group, to help understand the gap […]

The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t just the coming reduction in COVID-19 restrictions with high vaccination rates, it’s also the lengthening light at the end of the day. Attorney General Mark Speakman is reminding NSW residents the time for change has come with the clocks moving forward on Sunday, 3 October at […]

Look up in the sky, it’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a flying car! While the idea of hovering motor vehicles might once have been considered farfetched, it’s certainly not the case today. Companies around the world are reaching new heights to develop flying cars that could one day be flown by commuters […]

ate putting on the runners? If fat loss is your goal, a new UNSW Sydney-led study shows that you might not have to. It’s basic exercise knowledge that to gain muscles, you strength train, and to lose fat, you do cardio – right? Not necessarily, a new UNSW study published this week in Sports Medicine suggests. In […]

A new laneways revitalisation plan will transform a series of Sydney’s inner-city lanes and underused space to further support the City of Sydney’s post-pandemic recovery measures. Lord Mayor Clover Moore said prioritising the new laneways revitalisation plan will help draw people back into the city and create a lively, engaging and prosperous city centre. “We’re […]

World first: Monash University researchers identify potential cause and treatment for obesity and insulin resistance Monash University researchers have shown for the first time that mesenteric (gut) lymphatic dysfunction is a potential cause of and therapeutic target for obesity and insulin resistance. The ground-breaking study, published today in the prestigious journal Nature Metabolism, identified a profoundly damaging […]

Children and teenagers aged 18 years and under will be able to create a ‘friends bubble’ to allow home visits provided the adults in their homes are fully vaccinated, under an easing of restrictions for school holidays. From 12 noon today, 21 September, people aged 18 years and under who live in stay-at-home areas and […]

The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has today release alarming figures showing our nation’s most loved creature is in rapid decline. Since 2018, there has been an estimated 30% decline in Koalas across Australia, with populations estimated to be between 32,065 – 57,920 down from 45,745 – 82,170 in 2018. AKF has invested millions of dollars […]

The Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) says couples may need help to save or rebuild their relationships after more than 18 months of Covid-related strain. Members of PACFA’s Australian College of Relationship Counsellors are unsurprised by an Australian National University survey in which nearly a quarter of respondents said their relationships had been more […]

FORCED EXPERIMENT WORKING FROM HOME The shift to working from home caused by the pandemic is one of the biggest changes to the way we work in the last fifty years. “In less than two years we have gone from less than 8 per cent of Australians working from home to 40 per cent. While […]