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Melbourne, Victoria
Social Affairs Correspondent — Australian Broadcasting Corporation News

The Australian Broadcasting Corp.'s Social Affairs Correspondent. Fmr. ABC Moscow correspondent and VJ. Both Australian-Canadian and Canadian-Australian.

Budget 2016: Concerns NDIS savings fund announced in budget could become 'political football'

Budget 2016: Concerns NDIS savings fund announced in budget could become 'political football'
abc.net.au — Posted May 03, 2016 22:28:40 The Federal Government has moved to plug a future funding gap in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), establishing a savings fund that will accrue $2.1 billion by 2020.

Budget 2016: Dementia spending set to skyrocket to $21b by 2030 as wave of new patients rely on care

Budget 2016: Dementia spending set to skyrocket to $21b by 2030 as wave of new patients rely on care
abc.net.au — Posted April 30, 2016 06:00:57 Dementia spending is set to soar in the coming decades, expected to rise to an estimated $21 billion by 2030 - four times the approximately $5 billion spent on the care of people living with dementia today.

Volunteers released after 520 day 'Mars mission'

Volunteers released after 520 day 'Mars mission'
abc.net.au — Updated November 05, 2011 10:18:30 A 520-day simulated voyage to Mars has ended in Moscow and the six participating crew members are beginning their transition back to everyday life. The Mars 500 experiment was designed to study the psychological impact of isolation that would be encountered on a future manned trip to Mars.

Simulated gambling games leading to real-life problem gambling, report says

Simulated gambling games leading to real-life problem gambling, report says
abc.net.au — Posted April 22, 2016 12:03:42 People who play simulated gambling games for free online are more likely to become problem gamblers in real life, according to a report from the Australian Gambling Research Centre (AGRC). The report also said the easy access to free gambling games on smart phones and tablets was a major concern.

Taxi drivers discriminating against disabled 'a part of everyday life', advocates say

Taxi drivers discriminating against disabled 'a part of everyday life', advocates say
abc.net.au — Updated April 14, 2016 07:24:46 In an increasingly app-dependent business, the wait times for those who order taxis the old fashioned way - over the phone - are growing longer and longer. That is just one of the many complaints people with disabilities have about accessibility to taxi service.

Autism in girls often unreported and missed or misdiagnosed, support group says

Autism in girls often unreported and missed or misdiagnosed, support group says
abc.net.au — Posted April 02, 2016 06:41:09 Girls living with autism are often misdiagnosed, misunderstood or missed completely, says a group formed to support girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Officially, boys outnumber girls with ASD four to one, but experts say that figure is misleading.

Fijian seasonal workers told to return to work for contractor accused of exploitation or go home

Fijian seasonal workers told to return to work for contractor accused of exploitation or go home
abc.net.au — Posted March 27, 2016 05:57:53 Seasonal workers from Fiji who were paid less than $10 dollars a week have been told they must return to work for the contractor they say exploited them - or leave Australia.

'Trivialising' responses causing youth who self-harm to turn backs on medical help: study

'Trivialising' responses causing youth who self-harm to turn backs on medical help: study
abc.net.au — Posted March 15, 2016 00:23:58 Negative and damaging responses from front-line medical staff are a major reason why Australian youth self-harm rates are at "unacceptable" levels, researchers say. A study published by Orygen, the national centre of excellence in youth mental health, found young people who self-harm continue to be subject to stigma from the wider community and health professionals.

Dementia dogs: Australian canine program set to become world's largest

Dementia dogs: Australian canine program set to become world's largest
abc.net.au — Posted March 10, 2016 06:06:36 A program that places trained assistance dogs in the homes of people with dementia and their carers is set to become the largest of its kind in the world after promising early trials. Dogs 4 Dementia has had two trained dogs living in households since October.

Gay people face 'horrible' ordeal of coming out again in aged care, former High Court judge says

Gay people face 'horrible' ordeal of coming out again in aged care, former High Court judge says
abc.net.au — Posted March 03, 2016 14:43:43 Many gay people entering aged care are facing the "horrible" task of once again revealing their sexual orientation or gender identity to their new community, according to former High Court judge Michael Kirby.
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May 03, 2016

Want a new #podcast? In 1972, a 5 yr old boy vanished at a lake in Ontario. Without a trace. #SomeoneKnowsSomething pic.twitter.com/ozXGY2OxML

May 03, 2016

@varlet_theif Managed to convince Optus to install cable internet. All good. NBN still nowhere on horizon.

May 02, 2016

Update: #Toronto vs #raccoon #BinBattle Critters on to handle, but can't (yet) open So far - T.O. 1 : 0 Raccoons pic.twitter.com/MuxFvmCaGz

May 02, 2016

@JWN16 They faced a prolonged NFO*, and resisted the urge to throw away game 7. Great! Maybe now the psych out is lifted? *Norm Freeze Out


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