18 January 2022

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

Rumour has it the price of a cup of coffee is going to go up, if it hasn’t already, and apparently it’s going to be blamed on sudden price increases in the costs of freight and shipping, so if café coffee is your thing, you may find your favourite coffee shop charging you around a dollar more per cup from here on.

18 January 2022

Everyone’s a critic, but small businesses need kindly customers

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Bruce Billson is urging people to refrain from posting negative online reviews, as short-staffed small businesses struggle to stay open.

18 January 2022

Reinstatement of telehealth measures will help rural health services during Omicron wave

Rural doctors have welcomed the announcement by the Federal Government that a number of Medicare items for telehealth that were available earlier in the COVID pandemic will be reinstated until 30 June to support GPs and Consultant Specialists in providing care during the Omicron wave. 

18 January 2022

The Post Man Calls

Tennis – love it or hate it, it certainly can be entertaining if not thought provoking.

Take the last couple of weeks – while the Djokovic saga played out, some of our own athletes were achieving great things on court.

11 January 2022

Riposte by Lisa Ashurst

I must have spoken too soon, either that or I’m psychic, because it looks like another antsy group has surfaced after all and we’re only just barely into 2022. 

11 January 2022

Aged care sector in crisis with shortages in staff, boosters, tests and PPE

Australian aged care facilities are experiencing an unprecedented crisis with chronic understaffing, excessive workloads and extended shifts, according to a survey of Health Services Union (HSU) members.