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Melanomas are the most prevalent cancers in young Australians and account for more deaths each year than the road toll. Now, a new blood test could change how and when a melanoma is detected, potentially saving thousands of lives and stopping...
First, health professionals want to be sure the test would give accurate and reliable results, not false hope.  
Australia has announced new military missions to Afghanistan and Iraq at a NATO meeting in Brussels 

Spying Timor

Independent Andrew Wilkie and three senators have written to the Australian Federal Police urging an investigation into the alleged 2004 bugging of Timor Leste's cabinet by Australian spies.
Privacy experts are saying, “Opt out of it now.”  Rural doctors say it will save lives.
It is the e-health record to be created for every Australian who does not actively choose to remove his or her information from the national database. Called My Health Record, the plan is designed to give doctors easier access to patients’ medica...
Iceland has just celebrated becoming the world's smallest nation to ever compete in the FIFA World Cup but another national team is also about to make its international debut.
Schools could get more specialist teachers who studied Maths and Science at university under a new Federal government plan. It comes after increasing concerns about the decline of Australian student performance in the so-called STEM subjects -...

Australia's Migrant Intake

The annual intake of permanent migrants to Australia has fallen to its lowest level since 2007.

Whaling Japan

Australia says it will oppose any moves by Japan to lift the 32-year moratorium on commercial whaling.
Among the news from Queensland are the updates on student dress code for uniform options for school girls.
The final game of the 2018 Football World Cup has concluded in Russia.  France overcame Croatia to get the ultimate football trophy, to score 4-2 in the last minute of the game.