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Maybe, just maybe, Australian twenty-somethings can start thinking about buying a home. We've crunched the numbers to see how far house prices would need to fall for home ownership to be possible IF interest rates stay reasonable.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a huge public health concern, with recent studies estimating a prevalence of 2-5% of the population in the USA. No population-wide prevalence studies have been conducted in Australia, but recent research found the highest worldwide prevalence in Banksia Hill Detention Centre, where 36% of youth was diagnosed with FASD.

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Face-to-face fundraising run by external organisations has delivered over $120 million to Australian charities and not-for-profits in the past year, as well as signing up over 320,000 donors. 

 Workers in the 'gig economy' might be delivering your pizza, programming the app that allows the transaction, or own the platform and 15% of each transaction. Like the internet itself, the gig economy is proof that equality of opportunity has no relationship to equity or equality of outcome. 

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Have a guess at which of the following are set to increase or decrease in price this new year: electricity, public transport, TAFE fees, ATM fees, mortgage rates, tampons, baby products. For the economically vulnerable, the news is mixed.

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Are you someone who is caring for somebody with dementia? Would you like to connect with others who are in similar circumstances to you? A new program facilitated by CQ University is aiming to support isolated carers through online support sessions. 

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The 2019 Seniors Festival will be celebrated in many places across NSW. Find out how you can get involved!

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Sydney leads the national trend, with property prices dropping 10% from the highs of a year ago. Current data suggests the cost of renting might not necessarily follow the trend.

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The Newstart allowance of $273 p/w has flatlined, in real terms, since the early 90s and remains well under the poverty line for most recipients.