Medicare levy increase designed to deliver $8b to NDIS scrapped ahead of fresh budget

Medicare levy increase designed to deliver $8b to NDIS scrapped ahead of fresh budget

Updated April 25, 2018 19:22:26 A multi-billion-dollar levy on Australians designed to fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will be axed, the ABC can reveal. Key points: Raising the Medicare levy from 2 to 2.5 per cent was a key 2017 budget measure It would have raised $8 billion …

Fresh findings fuel controversy over whether ageing brains can regenerate – Science News

Fresh findings fuel controversy over whether ageing brains can regenerate – Science News

Your brain can’t make new cells after childhood. What you have in your noggin once you’ve emerged from puberty is all you’ll get for the rest of your life. Or is it? It depends who you ask. Research published today in Cell Stem Cell suggests that a healthy person, even …

Queenslanders warned of fresh blast from Tropical Cyclone Iris | Australia news

Cyclone Iris has reformed off the Queensland northern coast and already sodden communities are bracing for further downpours and damaging winds. Iris regained cyclone strength on Monday morning and around midday was a category one storm, 310km east of Cairns and 330km north-east of Townsville. The Bureau of Meteorology said …

South Africa v Australia: Fresh faces start our cricket renewal with classic Test match day

South Africa v Australia: Fresh faces start our cricket renewal with classic Test match day

Posted March 31, 2018 08:03:07 Photo: Sayers was a rare piece of cheerful news in a disheartening week for Australian cricket. (Reuters: Siphiwe Sibeko) Related Story: ‘This is the right thing to do’: Lehmann steps down over ball-tampering scandal Related Story: Ghost of Cricket Future reveals Barmy Army’s favourite new …

Paedophile trainee priest blames church disciplinary hearing for harming chance at fresh start

Paedophile trainee priest blames church disciplinary hearing for harming chance at fresh start

Posted March 28, 2018 18:25:37 An Anglican disciplinary board has recommended a paedophile priest be defrocked as part of sanctions imposed on three current and former employees. The Anglican Diocese of Newcastle has imposed the sanctions while talking up its stance against paedophiles. The former boyfriend of a paedophile Hunter …

Business Council on back foot after fresh company tax leak – politics live | Australia news

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‘No body, no parole’ laws give murder victim’s mother fresh hope

‘No body, no parole’ laws give murder victim’s mother fresh hope

Updated March 22, 2018 08:22:44 Photo: Robyn Hudson held a memorial at Mullaloo Beach on the anniversary of her son’s death. (ABC News: Eliza Laschon) Mullaloo Beach, on Perth’s northern coastline, is the closest place Robyn Hudson has to a memorial for her only child Wade Dunn. She has never …