Centrelink News

Government toying with major reform to Centrelink payments

The federal government is reportedly considering streamlining welfare payments into a single payment for unemployed Australians receiving multiple supplements and subsidies. According to The Australian,…


Vitamin D supplements don't help ward off colds and flus: research

Vitamin D supplements will not protect Australians from catching colds, flus and other respiratory infections, new research has found.


Driving less? Your tyres may be suffering

During the current pandemic, many of us are driving less than usual, either because we’re working from home, limited in where we can travel or simply leaving the car in the garage.

Banking & Investment

COVID’s financial fallout hit Australians harder than neighbours

Australians may have dodged the disastrous health impacts seen elsewhere around the world, but the impact on investments has been higher than other countries in the Asia-Pacific region.


Scientists say we can end the pandemic without a vaccine

Investigators have collated and analysed all they know about wearing face masks and say that if 70 per cent of the population wore a mask, the pandemic could be halted.


Historic quarter for COVID-hit economy

The Consumer Price Index fell 1.9 per cent in the June quarter, the largest fall in its 72-year history.


Carnival-owned cruise lines announce extension to sailing suspension

Princess Cruises, Holland America Line and Seabourn announce 2021 plans.

Travel News

Vouchers to visit regional Victoria

Victorian government announces plan to entice travel to the state’s regions.


What can you expect if you get a call from a COVID contact tracer?

If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19, a public health officer will call to interview you. Here is what to expect.


WHO guidelines reveal exactly how much exercise older adults need

All adults over the age of 65 should be aiming for 150–300 minutes of exercise per week, according to the recently released guidelines from the World Health Organization.


Cost of living returns to normal transmission

Consumer Price Index rises by 1.6 per cent in the September quarter after a 1.9 per cent drop in the June quarter.

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