The NSW Government has announced a significant wage increase for public servants as part of its 2024-25 Budget.

The WA Department of Justice has named the new Deputy Commissioner for Young People.

Water quality experts have assessed the Snowy region’s source water.

Avian influenza has been confirmed at a seventh farm in Victoria, with tests revealing the presence of the highly pathogenic H7N3 strain.

Port Lincoln and the broader Eyre Peninsula in South Australia are facing a critical water shortage.

The Queensland Government has announced an investment of up to $32 million over four years to enhance the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) Water Security Project.

WorkCover Queensland has a new CEO.

A new bill seeks to enhance workplace protections in Queensland.

Hornsby Shire Council has been ordered to return $36 million of unspent funds from the Stronger Communities Fund.

The South Australian First Nations Voice to Parliament has held its inaugural meeting.

A $160 million medical research program in NSW could uncover the next big health breakthrough.

The NSW Government is funding the state’s first Birthing on Country program.

The federal government has approved a significant offshore wind energy zone off the New South Wales South Coast.

Queensland energy minister Mick de Brenni has announced progress on the Pioneer-Burdekin Renewable Hydro Power Project.

The NSW EPA is assessing the “largest coal-mining proposal ever put forward” in the state.

The Federal Government has announced a “justice reinvestment” for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

SA Premier Peter Malinauskas has proposed a complete ban on political donations.

The Queensland Government says it wants to spend less on contractors and consultants.

The New South Wales EPA is reaching out to the community following the discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the groundwater of Mullumbimby.

Emergency Department violence has increased by over 50 per cent in some areas.

The Victorian Government has put up new money to address gender disparities in the energy and manufacturing sectors.

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For the last few weeks we have been bogged down in the very Earthly matters of royalty, budgets, politics, humanity and celebrity - all good prompts to look away, up into the infinite. 

Health authorities, politicians and scientists have been slowly introducing the world to the concept of ‘One Health’ - an all-inclusive approach to health that extends from the human body right through the global environment. 

This year’s Nobel Prizes honour discoveries that unwind our notion of truth, our understanding of ourselves and the human story, the complexities of cells and the very basics of the universe. 

XENOTRANSPLANTATION - sounds like something that would happen to an ill-fated crew member in Star Trek, but it is also a technical term for using non-human parts to treat or enhance our own bodies. 

I am Tim Hall; a red-blooded, beer-drinking, car-driving Australian male who has no interest in watching sports – at least, not the sports played by humans.

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