Luka Kauzlaric

Both major parties fail on mental health

THE leaders of both major parties have stopped short of guaranteeing action on a call for reform to help Australians who have mental health issues.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten voiced support for more to be done, but neither party has committed to the commission's 2014 call for a national, 10-year strategy and increased funding.

Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash said the government's new primary health care networks would help ensure regional communities got services where they were most needed.



Smelly water safe to drink as council works to fix problem

Smelly water safe to drink as council works to fix problem

Tweed's water supply has been affected by blue-green algae

Concern for missing woman's safety

Concern for missing woman's safety

Missing woman may in Byron Bay

MISSING: Kye was last seen on Sunday

MISSING: Kye was last seen on Sunday

The 19-year-old was reported missing by his family