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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

23RD OCTOBER- 2012 -NEWS -STORY- PETER JEAN -THE CANBERRA TIMES- PHOTO BY MELISSA ADAMS.Case study on IVF: Craig and Jen Glover of Gowrie had baby Lucas 10 1/2 months with the help of IVF because cancer treatment affected Craig's fertility.

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

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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.

Teen drug leads to depression: study

Peter Jean Teenagers who take speed or ecstasy appear to have an increased risk of developing depression, regardless of whether or not they have previously suffered from depressive symptoms.

Gillard to drive aged-care overhaul

Ross Peake, Peter Jean The federal government will today propose means-testing for aged care, in long-awaited changes that will force affluent older people to pay more for their care.

Aged-care reforms to weed out rorters

Meals on Wheels recipient, 92 year old Beatrice Holderhead of Warramanga, with her 70 year old daughter, Robyn Horne of Rivett.

Chris Johnson, Peter Jean Cracking down on aged-care providers who over-claim on their services will end the rorting of the current funding system and allow the federal government to claw back $1.6 billion over five years.

Heat on PM as Speaker stands aside

Speaker of the House Peter Slipper during Question Time at Parliament House Canberra on Thursday 16 February 2012.
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Peter Jean The Gillard government's support on the floor of the House of Representatives has been further eroded by Speaker Peter Slipper's announcement he will stand aside while police decide whether to...

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.