Life expectancy and disability in Australia: expected years living with and without disability

Life expectancy and disability in Australia: expected years living with and without disability

released: 5 Apr 2017 author: AIHW Australians are living longer, and their state of health in these years has important implications for population health and wellbeing and for Australia’s health and care systems. Between 2003 and 2015, life expectancy at birth increased for both sexes, and most of this increase corresponded with an increase in years living free of disability and free of severe or profound core activity limitation. Older Australians have also seen increases in the expected number of years living free of disability. ISBN 978-1-76054-091-3; Cat. no. DIS…

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'My hand on their electoral throat': Glenn Druery lifts lid on One Nation vendetta

'My hand on their electoral throat': Glenn Druery lifts lid on One Nation vendetta

Updated April 04, 2017 23:33:10 Video: Mr Druery draws the line at helping One Nation because of its immigration policies. (Lateline) Self-styled “preference whisperer” Glenn Druery has lifted the lid on a personal vendetta against One Nation that he claims goes back almost two decades. Mr Druery, who famously corralled votes to get Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator Ricky Muir elected, told Lateline he has been directing micro-party preferences away from One Nation since 1999. “I like to think of what I do in working against One Nation as a community…

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Fyfe commits to struggling Fremantle Dockers

Fyfe commits to struggling Fremantle Dockers

Updated April 04, 2017 19:08:43 The Dockers’ start to the AFL season has been worse than most could have imagined. A 42-point loss at home to Geelong followed by an 89-point capitulation against the Power in Adelaide has the club demoralised, on the bottom of the ladder and many asking — how did it get this bad? But there is some hope, with skipper Nat Fyfe reaffirming his commitment to the club. “I see my future is at Freo, and I was always going to wait until a time during…

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Boy George crashes Cyndi Lauper’s set

Boy George crashes Cyndi Lauper’s set

THREE pop superstars proved better than two when Boy George crashed the Cyndi Lauper and Blondie party at their double-header gig in Sydney last night. The Culture Club frontman is a great mate of Lauper and clearly in his element sharing a stage with a pop legend after enduring the efforts of the wannabe pop stars he is coaching for the next season of The Voice. Before taking the stage, Boy George warmed up dancing side of stage to the end of Blondie’s set. media_cameraCyndi Lauper and Boy George are…

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Burst water main closes busy Myer Centre, Queen Street bus station in Brisbane

Burst water main closes busy Myer Centre, Queen Street bus station in Brisbane

Updated April 05, 2017 08:35:22 Photo: Water came through the ceiling at the Roma Street bus station. (Supplied: TransLink) Nearly a dozen bus services have been diverted and Brisbane’s Myer Centre has been closed after a burst water pipe caused flooding in the Queen Street bus station this morning. A Myer Centre spokeswoman said they were working to resolve the issue. “Crews are currently onsite cleaning up and these lower ground floors are expected to open mid-morning,” the spokeswoman said. “At this time our focus is on safety and returning…

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