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18 September 2017 12:17 AM Binge watching TV linked to inflammatory-related death, Australian researchers say

HERE’S some bad news. Each additional hour you’re in front of your TV every day comes with a risk to your health, Australian researchers have found. The study of more than 8900 adults, published in the journal of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, found each additional hour of TV viewing was associated with a 12 per cent increased risk of inflammatory-related 25

17 September 2017 2:06 PM Literacy and numeracy check for Year 1 should replace NAPLAN, Government panel says

A Government-appointed panel has recommended the national rollout of a new literacy and numeracy test for all Year 1 students. The panel was appointed by Education Minister Simon Birmingham earlier this year to investigate options for Year 1 screening. Panel chair Jennifer Buckingham from the Centre for Independent Studies said testing needed to be age-appropriate 12

16 September 2017 5:09 AM Biggest same-sex marriage myths dispelled

BY NOW most Australians should have received their postal surveys asking them whether same-sex marriage should be legalised. Recent surveys suggest 65 per cent of Australians intend to take part in the survey, which is not compulsory. Of these 70 per cent said they would support gay marriage. While many have already made their decision, questions are still 32

15 September 2017 6:58 PM Campaign launch for gay marriage opponents

Opponents of same-sex marriage are officially launching a national campaign as millions of Australians cast their votes in a postal survey. The Coalition for Marriage will hear from speakers including senators Cory Bernardi and Matt Canavan and Australian Christian Lobby chief Lyle Shelton in Sydney on Saturday night. Spokeswoman Sophie York said the group 9

14 September 2017 5:57 AM Police say three teenagers murdered man in 'carjacking gone wrong'

Police will allege three teenagers murdered Paul Costa in a Brunswick West reserve in a carjacking gone wrong. Homicide Squad detectives arrested a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man in Thomastown on Thursday morning. Melbourne Homicide Squad detectives arrest three teenagers over the murder of a man in a Brunswick West reserve. Moreland City becomes 16

14 September 2017 5:43 AM Dole bludger myth busted as ABS shows welfare recipients spend less on alcohol

IT IS one of the criticisms levelled against people on welfare, but new figures may prove it’s actually not true. The Australian Bureau of Statistics this week released its household expenditure statistics report, breaking down how Australians spend their money. The report shows that Aussies overall spend more than half of their average weekly spend 36

13 September 2017 11:01 PM Caffeine linked to lower risk of death in women with diabetes

Women with diabetes who regularly drink caffeinated coffee or tea may live longer than those who don't consume caffeine at all, according to new research being presented at this year's European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal (11-15 September). No association was found for men with diabetes. This observational 25

13 September 2017 2:13 AM Emmy nominated Oz director Kate Dennis among Australians in Film award recipients

Emmy nominated Australian director Kate Dennis and Oscar nominated Australian screenwriter Luke Davies will be honoured at the sixth annual Australians in Film awards in Los Angeles later this year. Dennis, who carved herself a place among Hollywood's leading television directors with a stunning Emmy nomination for her work on the critically acclaimed 26

13 September 2017 1:48 AM Where does your money go? Spending survey shows cost of essential living a burden

The rapidly rising cost of essentials like housing, energy and education is pushing households deeper into debt, according to the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The 2015-16 Household Expenditure Survey shows the average family spent about $1,425 a week — $190 more than six years earlier. Household debt had also doubled 20

12 September 2017 6:46 PM How Australians think about same-sex marriage, mapped

Polling consistently shows most voters support same-sex marriage — but how do views vary across Australia? Last year, the ABC's Vote Compass asked Australians whether they agreed or disagreed with this statement: Marriage should only be between a man and a woman. More than 1.2 million Australians responded, and a majority of people indicated support 26