12-year-old boy on terror watchlist

A 12-year-old boy is one of an undisclosed number of boys under 14 who are on an Australian Federal Police (AFP) counter-terrorism watchlist.


Five best volunteer activities

With this week being National Volunteer Week, why not get involved and devote some of your time to a worthy cause?

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Seniors Card expansion

The Victorian Government will provide $5million to expand the Seniors Card program, in order to better support working seniors.


Islam is not IS

Australian Imams headed by the Grand Mufti of Australia, have made their position very clear¬ – there’s nothing Islamic about IS.

Busy hands, busy minds

Jim Livingstone always had a shed in the back yard – and now he lives at Lend Lease’s Heathglen village in Werribee, Victoria, nothing has changed. n nJim is one of a host of residents who use the village’s workshop and is a firm believer that ‘tinkering’ in the shed is just as important as it’s always been. n


Green Gym

Many local community groups and organisations need volunteers to help them undertake new projects and the health benefits which a little manual labour can deliver are a positive side effect.

Living alone causes health risks

According to 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data, 31 per cent of Australians over 75 years of age live alone. Two separate studies were published in ScienceDaily on Monday which showed that living alone and loneliness can cause serious health problems and possibly shorten life expectancy.


Loneliness can make you sick

Two studies, undertaken independently of each other, were published on Monday. One showed that living alone increased risk of heart disease and death. The other showed that loneliness increased risk of death and functional decline.

Looking for the positives

With floods wreaking havoc across the South East of Australia over the past week we have again been reminded of the power of Mother Nature. In the last couple of years we have been given more than enough examples of this. Whether it was the terrible Black Saturday bushfires, the frightening Queensland floods of 2010-11 or the harrowing Christchurch earthquake we should all be well aware of how we are at the mercy of our environment and it’s unpredictable behaviour.

Giving it all away

What a legend is Laurie Baymarrwangga, our newly announced Senior Australian of the Year. And what a brilliant example to all of us. If you won $400,000 after a protracted court battle would you immediately donate the full amount to future generations?


New year? Why not volunteer?

The start of a new year is often a time when we consider how we can better ourselves by being healthier, learning a new skill or by being more selfless. Volunteering is a great way to achieve all three and give something back to the community.

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Giving back to the community

When it comes to making a will, many people are now opting to take a more community based approach and endow a long-lasting financial legacy to their preferred charity.

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