The Federal Government says it will invest an extra $18 billion over the next decade to upgrade and strengthen defence bases across northern Australia.

Australian whistleblower David McBride has appeared in court for his sentencing hearing.

The NSW Government has announced a $230 million domestic violence prevention and support package.

Orica has been fined $1.2 million for exposing workers to harmful cobalt dust.

Violence has erupted between union and non-union workers at the site of Queensland's $6.3 billion Cross River Rail.

A global study has reviewed the global, life-saving impact of vaccines.

A new study finds hospital toilets are hoarding harmful bugs, and men's are worse than women's.

Thousands of patients have contracted COVID-19 in Victorian public hospitals over the past two years, data shows.

Ergon Energy has been fined for a life support equipment breach.

A report into the Optus triple-0 catastrophe has recommended industry-wide changes.

A former Defence chief says climate risks have been overlooked in Australia’s National Defence Strategy.

A major data breach has affected thousands of family violence and sexual assault victims.

The Federal Government has announced its new, $925 million Leaving Violence Program (LVP).

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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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