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The Government's response to the ADHD inquiry has been delayed by more than two months
Latest Politics

Government response to the ADHD inquiry is two months overdue

A report recommended sweeping changes to the way ADHD is diagnosed and treated in Australia. Five months on, the Government hasn’t responded.

STIs in Australia
Culture Politics

Dating apps to display safe sex promotions

STIs in Australia have seen a pronounced rise in the last decade. A new national campaign hopes to raise awareness of safe sex procedures.

restrict recreational vapes 2024
News

Recreational vapes to be banned from 2024

New measures to restrict the use of recreational vapes will be introduced from 1 January 2024 under a new government timeline.

Why is bulk billing harder to find? 
News Science

Bulk billing halves among GPs in 2023

Why is bulk billing harder to find? Pressures in the public health system have been exposed in a new report.

restrict recreational vapes 2024
News

Border officials seize $11 million worth of illegal vapes

Over 32 tonnes of illegal vapes have been intercepted by the Australian Border Force (ABF) with an estimated street value of $11 million.

What is Better Access
News Politics

Exclusive: No change to mental health access this year, despite changes to subsidised sessions

The system offering subsidised mental health sessions underwent a major change last year. New data suggests that very little has changed

Is Hard Solo being marketed to children?
News Politics

Hard Solo has been accused of marketing to minors

Hard Solo has been accused of being marketed to children, due to a similarity to the Solo soft drink. Here’s what has been said.

australia government plan to stop smoking
News Politics

The Australian Government has a new plan to stop smoking – here’s what it is

The Federal Government has unveiled plans to stop smoking in Australia. They’ll be formalised as legislation, which will be tabled this year.

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