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When to Upgrade Your Plumbing System

Finding a leaking tap or cracked pipe can send alarm bells ringing when it comes to your houses plumbing. Finding the right emergency plumber in your area can be a difficult task considering the...

Roady4Roadies – March 10th & 24th 2019

Supporting those who made our dreams come true Roady4Roadies takes place nationally in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on Sun 10th March and Adelaide on Sun 24th March. It is open to the public...
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The small patch of bush over your back fence might be key to a...

A kangaroo finds refuge in a small patch of vegetation surrounded by a new housing estate. Georgia Garrard, Author provided It may not look like a pristine expanse of Amazon rainforest or an African savannah, but...
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Your drinking water could be saltier than you think (even if you live in...

Your salt intake from water can vary depending on where you live. Bryan Carlson/Unsplash As the drought drags on, small communities in eastern Australia are turning to emergency water supplies. Often, this means bore water, which...
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Generation Share: why more older Australians are living in share houses

Tight finances are the main reason more older Australians, especially women, are living in share houses. belushi/Shutterstock An increasing number of older Australians are living in share housing. A relatively new group to emerge on...
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Renters Beware: how the pension and super could leave you behind

Super and the pension treat most retirees well, but not renters.  Shutterstock How we fund retirement in an ageing century ought to worry all of us. But one group of us should be much more...
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Australia’s residential aged care facilities are getting bigger and less home-like

Residential aged care facilities should be more like a home and less like a hospital. from shutterstock.com Most older people want to stay at home as long as they can....
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Outrage over schoolgirl refusing to stand for anthem shows rise of aggressive nationalism

The brouhaha over a nine-year-old girl refusing to stand for the national anthem appears to confirm that tolerance is on the wane and nationalist sentiment on the rise in Australia. Shutterstock Last week, nine-year-old Queensland school girl, Harper...
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We’ve got apps and radars – but can ants predict rain?

Folklore says we might be able to predict the coming of rain by observing the behaviour of ants. from www.shutterstock.com It’s often said that ants can predict impending rain and respond by changing their behaviour. Some...
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A new project shows combining childcare and aged care has social and economic benefits

Intergenerational care programs encourage relationship building between generations. Griffith University What happens when you bring a group of older residents to mix with young children in childcare? Clapping hands and singing songs is just one...