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What is income protection insurance – and how's it different to total and permanent disability insurance?

Shutterstock Many of us have car insurance, home insurance and health insurance. But what about income protection insurance? Having income protection insurance means that if you get sick or injured and can't work, you'll still get paid.
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 05:37:44 GMT - Yahoo! News Australia

Study questions funnel-web aggression

Australia's deadly funnel-web spiders may not be the most aggressive arachnid of the web world, according to a Queensland study. James Cook University researchers have been studying the behaviour of funnel-web spiders - arguably the most venomous...
Wed, 01 Feb 2023 05:37:44 GMT - Daily Mail Australia

Are stingrays actually dangerous? 3 reasons you shouldn't fear these sea pancakes

Jaelen Nicole Myers, PhD Candidate, James Cook University · 5-min read Shutterstock To beat the summer heat, many of us in the Southern Hemisphere are hitting the beach – and this raises our chances of encountering potentially dangerous marine...
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - Yahoo! News Australia

Cryptobiology and Myth Making

From mainstream scientists to fringe explorers, cryptobiologists have long traversed our massive continent. They're experts who study legendary creatures like the Yeti or Yowie. Mark Sutton explores this fascinating field with the help of: Bill...
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - ABC Online

Australian bushfires burning hotter, more often in recent decades compared to past millennia

At this point in summer, most of Australia would usually be in the midst of bushfire season. But three La Niña events in a row , producing hefty and sometimes record-breaking downpours, has taken the pressure off parts of the nation. Still, this...
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - ABC Online

Disasters to Weigh on Australia Economy After $3.5 Billion Hit

Natural disasters are expected to be among the key factors weighing on the Australian economy in 2023, Treasurer Jim Chalmers said. Flooding cost the Australian economy more than A$5 billion ($3.5 billion), the equivalent of a quarter of a point of GDP...
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - Bloomberg

Focus on farm safety needed for kids

Australian researchers have found adolescents need to be better considered when it comes to preventing injuries and deaths on farms. The study by researchers at James Cook University found there was a lack of data around farm accidents among...
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - Countryman

Rural people more likely to die on roads

Rural people are more likely to suffer serious head injuries in car crashes due to dangerous driving and poor road conditions, according to a "scary" new study. A global analysis of 2.5 million head trauma patients found rural people were 30 per cent...
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - Yahoo! News Australia

Spotted-tailed quolls back from brink of local extinction in Far North Queensland

A secretive native animal feared to have nearly vanished from Queensland's Atherton Tablelands has surprised and delighted researchers in promising numbers. The spotted-tailed quoll — Dasyurus maculatus — is the second-largest carnivorous marsupial...
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - ABC Online

My dog is getting high on cane toads. Should I be worried?

I've got a confession to make. My dog's name is Billie, and Billie's an addict.
Mon, 16 Jan 2023 04:33:00 GMT - ABC Online