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  • Information Technology, Medical Health Aged Care
  • 17/04/2024
  • 09:43
April 17, 2024

A healthy dose of caution required for Virtual Reality

Optometrists are advising caution amidst the recent launch of a range of new Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) headsets into the market and forecasts that suggest the number of Australians using the technology could more than double to 3.3 million (12%) by 2027. The warning on potential negative effects on users’ eyesight also comes at a time when new data from The Bupa Pulse Check revealed that 34 per cent of Aussies say technology is having a negative effect on their mental health, this includes 53 per cent of those aged 18-29. Bupa Optical Optometrist Karen Makin said…

  • Entertainment, Travel Tourism
  • 17/04/2024
  • 09:40
Eat Local Month

Scenic Rim Eat Local Month to fill cups and hearts in June as the country’s most authentic paddock-to-plate food and farming experience!

It’s here – Scenic Rim Eat Local Month to fill cups and hearts in June as the country’s most authentic paddock-to-plate food and farming…

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  • Government VIC, Property Real Estate
  • 17/04/2024
  • 09:36
Community Housing Industry Association Victoria

CHIA Vic applauds Mornington Peninsula’s visionary housing strategy

Community Housing Industry Association Victoria (CHIA Vic) applauds a local council’s move to advance plans for developer contributions to help build hundreds of social housing dwellings. Mornington Peninsula Shire resolved to release a plan to boost social housing supply in the area by requiring property developers of new developments to provide a modest contribution through construction or funds. CHIA Vic chief executive Sarah Toohey said the council’s decision to take the draft strategy to community consultation is a positive step forward in easing the region’s housing crisis. “The Mornington Peninsula Shire’s developer contributions strategy is the kind of innovative and…

  • Environment, Science
  • 17/04/2024
  • 09:32
UNSW Sydney

Climate change is wiping out rare bacteria in a ‘greening’ Antarctica

A warming climate in Antarctica is leading to a shift in the balance of the ecosystem’s microbes which in turn could accelerate the warming climate. Plenty is known about the existential threat of climate change to plants and animals. But by comparison, we know very little about how microorganisms will be affected by climate change. And until recently, our knowledge of microorganisms in Antarctica was non-existent, where the effects of climate change are arguably the most profound. But a paper published recently inConservation Biologyprovides a new snapshot of the changing composition of microorganisms in Antarctica. Professor Belinda Ferrariwith UNSW Sydney’sSchool…

  • Animal Animal WelfareRights, Community
  • 17/04/2024
  • 09:31
City of Sydney

City of Sydney tables planning change to boost housing

Proposed changes to planning rules are set to encourage developers create more build-to-rent residences in central Sydney, aimed at tackling the housing crisis. The…

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  • Animal Animal WelfareRights, Science
  • 17/04/2024
  • 09:30
Monash University

Social restructuring in harsh conditions promotes cooperative behaviour in songbirds

Monash University ornithologists have shed light on the intricate relationship between social structure, environmental conditions, and cooperative behaviour in superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus). An…

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  • Local Government
  • 17/04/2024
  • 08:29
House of Representatives

Submission deadline extension – Australia’s local government sustainability

The House of RepresentativesStanding Committee on Regional Development, Infrastructure and Transporthas extended the submission deadline by four weeks to 31 May 2024 for itsinquiry into local government sustainability. Chair of the Committee,Mr Luke Gosling OAM, MP, said ‘the Committee recognises the importance of this inquiry to inform a deeper understanding of local government financial sustainability and service delivery obligations. The scope of the inquiry’s terms of reference covers a range of complexities across financial frameworks, skills development, labour hire practices, infrastructure, and asset management.’ Mr Gosling further noted that ‘due to the high level of interest received to date, the…

  • Results Statistics
  • 17/04/2024
  • 08:15
The Lottery Corporation Ltd

OZ Lotto Draw no. 1574

Official Results OZ Lotto Draw no. 1574 Draw Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2024 Drawn Numbers Winning Numbers 17 12 28 21 13 33 32 (drawn order) Supplementary Numbers 22 9 7 (drawn order) Dividends Dividend Total Winners Total Prizes Payable Division 1 $3,000,000.00 1 $3,000,000.00 Division 2 $24,032.60 6 $144,195.60 Division 3 $6,554.35 26 $170,413.10 Division 4 $306.30 428 $131,096.40 Division 5 $47.45 2,210 $104,864.50 Division 6 $23.50 55,247 $1,298,304.50 Division 7 $13.55 153,998 $2,086,672.90 211,916 $6,935,547.00 Winning State(s) / Suburb(s): NSW / Sydney

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  • Education Training, Travel Tourism
  • 17/04/2024
  • 08:01
Parliament of Australia

Tourism and international education in the NT

The Trade Subcommittee of theJoint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Tradewill hold a public hearing today in Darwin for itsinquiry into Australia’s tourism and international education sectors. The Subcommittee will hear evidence from the international education sector, including universities and students themselves. The Subcommittee will also hear from regional tourism organisations, tourism operators, and representatives from the Territory Government. The Chair of the Trade Subcommittee,Senator Deborah O’Neillcommented, ‘Today’s public hearing will explore the impact of COVID-19 on tourism and international education in the NT, with an emphasis on opportunities for strengthening and growing each sector over the years…

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