With more than 16,000 members, the Physiotherapy Association, is a large and disparate organisation to govern. Meet its head Cris Massis.
Julia Medew An increasing number of Victorian GPs are being trained to discuss long term contraceptive implants with women to try to reduce unplanned pregnancies.
Kate Hagan Making a health star rating compulsory for all packaged foods has attracted overwhelming support.
Peter Hannam The Baird government has been accused by Labor of trashing environmental safeguards by granting AGL permission to frack coal seam gas wells before monitoring had been approved.
Matthew Knott Treasurer Joe Hockey has raised the prospect of people living until 150 to explain why Australians should accept cuts to government benefits and pay a greater share of their health costs.
Amy Corderoy More elderly or unwell people could be allowed access to "high risk" organs that would not be considered suitable for other people under draft organ donation guidelines.
Emma Partridge A counter-terrorism target has been released from custody after his lawyer argued a close friend was the owner of a bag filled with shotgun shells.
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Kylie Northover Melbourne's Theatre Works marks its 35th anniversary with a bumper season, kicking off with the world premiere tour of British performance artist Bryony Kimmings' new show, a co-commission with London's Southbank Centre.
Judith Ireland, Mark Kenny, Matthew Knott The head of one of the country's most prestigious medical schools has described Joe Hockey's comment that children born today could live to 150 years of age as a "reasonable assumption", while Labor has called it the Treasurer's "Sarah Palin moment".