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Gamblers 'blamed for addiction'

Peter Jean Australians often view problem gambling as a 'moral failing', new research finds.

Labor to move motion on Abbott's comments

The federal opposition leader Tony Abbott.

Peter Jean and Jonathan Swan ACT Labor wants Opposition Leader Tony Abbott to endorse a ''Statement of Commitment to Canberra''.

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COAG's summit lifts gaze toward royal ascent

Peter Jean, Jacqueline Williams The rules which govern who can be King or Queen will be on the list of topics discussed when Prime Minister Julia Gillard meets with premiers and chief ministers at a meeting of the Council of...

Pell speaks on gender imbalance

Peter Jean Sydney's Catholic Archbishop has questioned whether the gender imbalance caused by the selective abortion of female foetuses could hinder the rise to affluence of China and India.

Libido not a dirty word for new parents

Peter Jean Doctors should routinely inquire about the sexual well being of new parents, medical conference told.

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Doctors should routinely inquire about the sexual well being

Childbirth can mean at least six years of bad sex.

Peter Jean Childbirth can mean six years of bad sex, or at least sex not as good as it used to be, a medical conference has been told.

Medicare cuts mean 1200 babies not conceived, says IVF professor

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Peter Jean, Amy Corderoy THE number of IVF treatments in Australia has fallen for the first time in nearly 30 years, after government cuts to Medicare payments.

Funding to help wildlife move to safety

Peter Jean Wildlife corridors crossing state borders could get funding priority under the federal government's National Wildlife Corridors Plan to help fauna adapt to climate change.

MPs seek national response to bullying

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Peter Jean Tough penalities and a national advisory service have been recommended after an inquiry was told of widespread bullying in Australian workplaces, including some cases that led to workers taking their...

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Study finds bariatric surgery weighted to the wealthy

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Peter Jean Poorer people are more likely to struggle with weight problems but government subsidies for bariatric surgery mostly benefit wealthier patients.

One in 10 stuck on the margins of society

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Peter Jean About 10 per cent of Australians have been left ''profoundly marginalised'' from society.

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Bring back public service: CPSU

Louise Persse.

Peter Jean The public sector union claims taxpayers are being forced to wait longer for a range of federal government services.

Hep C: call for more action

Peter Jean Needle-exchange services should be provided in late-night convenience stores, petrol stations and in all Australian prisons to help stop the spread of hepatitis C, according a public health group.

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Peter Jean All passengers on a plane that is carrying someone infected with measles are at risk of contracting the disease, new research shows.

Flu vaccine could save thousands of hospital visits

Peter Jean More than 17,000 hospital admissions might have been avoided last year if the patients had been vaccinated, according to figures issued by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Scandals spark call for a code of conduct

Peter Jean Federal politicians have been urged to subject themselves to a code of conduct that sets a new international benchmark for self-regulation by a Parliament.

Same-sex unions: Obama says 'I do' , PM says 'I don't'

Peter Jean They see eye-to-eye on many international political issues, but Julia Gillard says she won't be following the example of Barack Obama by supporting same-sex marriage.

Abbott not changing stand on refugees

By Peter Jean Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has continued to hit out out at the government's border protection policies, stifling hopes of a bipartisan agreement on the issue in the wake of the latest asylum...

Dogged Abbott sticks to his pet subject

Peter Jean He was already worried about how families would cope with the carbon tax. But what about the homeless dogs, cats, birds and lizards who need to be kept warm?

It's official: We eat too much

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Peter Jean It’s no wonder that Australia is the fifth-fattest nation on earth. We're eating too much food.

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