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Flying

Air safety features include RATS, secret bedroom, bleed hole

Modern aircraft include safety features hidden in plain sight, including a bleed hole, RATS, the William Shatner Seat, and a secret bedroom.

News

How to avoid being tracked online

The internet is most likely monitoring every move you make through your computer or device and, unless you know the tricks to avoid being tracked, there’s not a lot you can do about it.

Health

Simple tips for medication safety this holiday season

Every year millions of Australians suffer adverse medicine events as a result of not taking medications as prescribed.

Technology

ACMA releases new rules to detect, trace and block scam calls

The Australian Communications and Media Authority's Combating Scams Action Plan aims to reduce the scale and impact of scam calls on Australians.

Safety Online

Hey Google ... what movie should I watch today? How AI can affect our decisions

Like it or not, AI is here to stay. You may not even know you’re dealing with a robot during a common transaction, says TaeWoo Kim, who tells why you should be wary of what you tell AI.

Apia

Online privacy protection more important than ever

COVID-19 restrictions have led to more online activity for Aussies in general– at their peril – with many risking their personal and financial security. But helpful tips are at hand …

Health news

Alcohol is our main drug problem, but few know the dangers

New reports confirm that alcohol is the nation’s primary drug concern.

COVID-19

Can you get COVID-19 from takeaway food?

How to safely and ethically order takeaway food during the coronavirus pandemic.

Health news

Smartphone behaviour linked to increased road death rates

A new study finds that texting while walking compromises pedestrian safety. But you probably already knew that, didn’t you?

Travel Q&A

Ex-mugger tells all: who they target and how they do it

A fear of being mugged is common when travelling. So, it’s good to know how to avoid such an experience – and who better to teach that lesson than an ex-mugger?

Travel

Risky international destinations top traveller wish lists

Almost nine out of 10 Australian travellers are attracted to risky destinations, says a new study, and one third would still travel to a destination regardless of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) advice, because “the appeal of the destination justified the risk”.

Resources

Travel SOS: Gadgets to keep you safe when travelling

Being mugged or ripped off can turn any dream holiday into your worst nightmare. These five travel gadgets will help to keep your holiday safe and secure.

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