Australian state fighting obesity as record numbers opt for weight-loss surgery

December 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian state fighting obesity as record numbers opt for weight-loss surgery 

MELBOURNE, Dec. 22 — A record number of people from the Australian state of Tasmania are undergoing a medical procedure in order to fight the region's obesity epidemic.

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Australia's love of alcohol comes at huge cost to economy

August 12, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australia's love of alcohol comes at huge cost to economy 

MELBOURNE, Aug. 11 — Australians are known for their love of alcohol, most notably beer, but it has been revealed this passion comes at a USD 2.2 billion cost to the nation's economy.

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One-third of Australian babies cared for by family members

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on One-third of Australian babies cared for by family members 

CANBERRA, April 28 — Australian parents are turning their back on formal child-care institutions, preferring to enlist the help of grandparents instead.

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Australian retail sales rise 0.4% in January: report

March 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian retail sales rise 0.4% in January: report 

SYDNEY, March 5 — Australian retail sales grew by 0.4 percent in January, more than doubling the December results, the Australian Bureau of Statistics announced on Thursday.

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Bronzed Aussie image endangered as Australians become less fit: experts

February 25, 2015 by · Comments Off on Bronzed Aussie image endangered as Australians become less fit: experts 

CANBERRA, Feb. 24 — Australians are becoming less fit and more fat.

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Australian businesses borrowing less

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australian businesses borrowing less 

SYDNEY, Jan. 15 — Australian businesses are borrowing less amid concerns about the global economy, new data revealed on Thursday.

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Australia's unemployment rate falls to 6.1% in December

January 15, 2015 by · Comments Off on Australia's unemployment rate falls to 6.1% in December 

SYDNEY, Jan. 15 — Australia's unemployment rate has fallen to 6.1 percent in December, 2014, with 37,400 mostly full-time jobs added, according official figures released on Thursday.

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