Entries by Monique StClair

Queenslanders cough up thousands in smoking fines

Queenslanders have copped hundreds of fines for lighting up in smoke-free zones over the last financial year. Bus stops, taxi ranks and ferry terminals are amongst the smoke free spots, that saw around 400 fines dished out across the state. With on-the-spot fines costing $241, those who breached the smoking ban collectively racked up a […]

Royal Commission report set to right the banking sector

The final report from the Royal Commission into the banking sector is expected to be released today. The big banks, and the wider financial services industry, is set to face massive reforms to ensure their misconducts won’t happen again. Royal Commissioner Kenneth Hayne QC has already condemned the industry’s greed and weak regulators who failed […]

World Cancer Day brings alarming new statistics

It’s been revealed that over 200,000 Australian cancer cases could be avoided if adults followed dietary and physical activity guidelines. New research funded by Cancer Council Australia and the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has revealed that if Australian adults followed the existing Australian Dietary and National Physical Activity guidelines, as many as 190,500 overweight/obesity-related cancers […]