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Check out this next level party pontoon built for Australia Day

When Canberra brothers Phil and Mikey Jacob first heard of  Merimbula’s Australia Day tradition of floating from the causeway to Spencer Park, they knew it was something they just couldn’t resist. The inventive brothers both carpenters put their heads together and came up with the ingenious idea of floating down Merimbula’s top lake to Spencer Park in an iconic Aussie back yard. “What… Read More »

Australia gives $37-million boost to spending on youth mental health

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia will spend an extra A$ 51.8 million ($ 37 million) on support to young people with mental health issues, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Sunday. The announcement comes a week ahead of a crucial by-election for Morrison’s ruling Liberal-National coalition, and the money will go to Headspace, a government youth… Read More »

Australia launches inquiry into mental health's impact on productivity

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia has commissioned an inquiry into the impact mental illness has on economic productivity, the government said on Sunday. The 18-month inquiry by the country’s Productivity Commission will provide recommendations on how to improve the social and economic participation of Australians struggling with their mental health. A total of A$ 9 billion… Read More »