Survey finds alcohol disrupts families - last updated 17 September 2012
More than four million Australians know families whose children may not be properly cared for due to alcohol abuse, a survey has found. The research, released by the Salvation Army on Monday, also revealed that in the past year, problem drinking had caused disruptions in more than three million Australian families.
National push to prevent dementia - last upated 16 September 2012
Australia is leading the world with the first publicly funded program aimed at reducing the risk of developing dementia. A new brain health program, Your Brain Matters, will be launched by Alzheimer's Australia this week.
The first additional elective surgery procedures are expected to be undertaken before the end of this month.