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Fixed Term Elections

It was July 25 1924 that voting in Australia's federal elections became compulsory. While there's no plan to change that ... there is talk about changing the election cycle ... to fixed four yar terms. Critics say the current system is not broken so does not need fixing … Proponents of the...

Sickie Sleep

One-quarter of Australians are taking a sick day each month … due to lack of sleep. That’s the latest finding by researchers … Research by the Sleep Health Foundation has also found between 33 and 45 per cent of Aussies have poor sleep patterns that lead to fatigue and irritability that's putting...

Faulty Airbag: Is Your Vehicle Affected?

The Australian government is demanding urgent updates from car makers undertaking a massive recall program after it was revealed some were refitting cars with the same brand of potentially-faulty airbags linked to 18 deaths around the world. Minister for Urban Infrastructure Paul Fletcher has written to all manufactures implicated in the...

National News Headlines

The Victorian government will not be building a second desalination plant with Premier Daniel Andrews saying he has confidence in the state's water system. Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has said he wants the government to co-operate with a bid to hold a federal election every four years instead of three. The parents...

Origin: MCG Tickets On Sale Today

They go on sale today … tickets for next year’s State of Origin … at the MCG. It’s meant to be a neutral ground for NSW and Queensland to battle in … but in reality there are a lot of Queensland supporters in Victoria … considering Melbourne Storm stars make up...