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Here’s why the 2017 flu season was so bad

Vaccines for the flu offer mediocre coverage compared with those for other diseases.  PLRANG ART/Shutterstock Ian M. Mackay, The University of Queensland and Katherine Arden, The University of Queensland Australia has recorded 221,853 flu infections so far in 2017, more than any other year. As the flu season comes to an end, we’re

Heed science review not government assumptions ACT urged

— press release. THE ANIMAL JUSTICE Party has called on the ACT government to heed a 2014 CSIRO independent review of the alleged evidence underpinning Canberra’s annual kangaroo slaughter. The independent review revealed that the government’s research did not support its assumption that kangaroos at pre-cull numbers on city reserves have

Households struggling with increased energy costs

Tips for swapping retailers As government staggers toward a solution for Australia's energy woes, online energy brokers are reporting a large increase in the number of calls from business and residential consumers desperate to secure a better deal from energy retailers Corporate Affairs manager for online comparison service, iSelect, Laura Crowden, recently

Review of historic stock routes may put rare stretches of native plants and animals at risk

By The Conversation Since the 19th century, Australian drovers have moved their livestock along networks of stock routes. Often following traditional Indigenous pathways, these corridors and stepping-stones of remnant vegetation cross the heavily cleared wheat and sheep belt in central New South Wales. The publicly owned Travelling Stock Reserve network of New

NSW opens doors to tree clearing in August

30,000 citizen voices ignored. National Party winning the argument Farmers left without details Environmental groups urge last minute lobbying, links supplied here. Stand Up for Nature – environment group coalition in NSW writes: If the Queensland experience is anything to go by, we’re set to lose woodlands and forests across NSW when this state’s

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