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Elite business group lobbies for Medical Research Future Fund with or without $7 GP co-payment — Updated October 30, 2014 06:26:12 An elite group of Australian business leaders is pressuring the Federal Government to push ahead with plans for the Medical Research Future Fund - with or without the controversial $7 Medicare co-payment unveiled in this year's federal budget. The co-payment was designed to help pay for the $20 billion medical research fund.

Private training college watchdog urged to crack down on 'spruikers' misleading potential students — Updated October 19, 2014 18:36:45 Teachers and education advocates are warning of shonky operators within the private training college sector, saying the Federal Government needs to do more to get rid of "spruikers" manipulating and misleading students.

Early intervention key in treating children with mental health issues, experts say — Posted October 11, 2014 11:06:04 One of Australia's leading mental health organisations says this week is a good time to remember mental health issues are not limited to adults. The Hunter Institute of Mental Health has released a federally funded guide for staff to look for early signs of mental illness in the 1 million Australian children in childcare.

Victoria's Supreme Court ruling on Patient X case to determine limits of mental health boards' power — Updated October 07, 2014 01:35:10 Mental health advocates hope a case in Victoria's Supreme Court will provide vital guidance about the decision-making power of mental health tribunals across the country. It involves a woman known only as Patient X, who lives with bipolar disorder, but many of the details of the case are subject to a suppression order.

Surgeons perform open heart surgery to save East Timorese boy's life in Melbourne — Posted September 28, 2014 19:14:25 Until last week, 11-year-old East Timorese boy Jeca Periera had not ventured outside of the Timorese capital of Dili. So it was hardly surprising that a life-saving journey to Melbourne last week was at times an overwhelming one.

Disability advocates fear peak body funding changes could affect representation — Updated September 23, 2014 14:55:37 Disability advocates are concerned people with disabilities will not be adequately represented under changes to the sector proposed by the Federal Government. Under a Department of Social Services overhaul, peak bodies that represent people with disabilities have been told to re-apply for their Commonwealth funding.

Controversial AFL Europe deal with Royal Brunei Airlines will be cancelled over anti-gay laws — Posted September 18, 2014 18:11:40 The Australian Football League (AFL) has called off a sponsorship deal between its affiliated league in Europe and Brunei's state airline. In August, AFL Europe announced it had reached a deal with Royal Brunei Airlines to fly international players between Melbourne and London as part of a sponsorship arrangement.

Youth unemployment: As bad as it is now, Australia has seen worse — Posted September 11, 2014 20:05:37 The latest unemployment numbers show the jobless rate in Australia declined last month from a 12-year high in July. But for young Australians aged 15 to 24, the unemployment rate remains stuck at close to 15 per cent.

AFL reviews deal with Brunei's national airline — Editor's Picks By Africa correspondent Martin Cuddihy Oscar Pistorius will learn his fate later today, more than 18 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend. The Guinness World Records book celebrates 60 years of weird and wonderful milestones. The AFL distances itself from a sponsorship deal with Royal Brunei Airlines over anti-gay laws.

AFL reviews AFL Europe and Royal Brunei Airlines sponsorship deal over anti-gay laws — Posted September 10, 2014 19:39:18 The AFL has distanced itself from a sponsorship deal between its European affiliate and Royal Brunei Airlines amid a global campaign to boycott the Asian nation over its new anti-gay laws. The state-owned airline operates daily services between Sydney and Melbourne and London, and in August became the official airline of AFL Europe.
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Oct 29, 2014

Extremely disturbing - @cbcasithappens: interview with woman who claims, anonymously, she was hit by #JianGhomeshi:…

Oct 29, 2014

Business group pushes for Med. Research Future Fund - with or without $7 co-payment to foot the bill:…

Oct 27, 2014

@katedoak Seems like JG has done everything to get out in front. May be working. But I suspect after Star article, there'll be more to come.

Oct 26, 2014

Agree @katedoak. Obviously intrigued to see how this plays out. I listen to Q often while in Canada.

Oct 26, 2014

Will get ugly: Cdn radio star @jianghomeshi out after @CBC receives "information". He sues for $50m. 'Net filled w rumours about what's up

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