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Coronavirus Australia: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – as it happened

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. This blog is now closedVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.12am BST We will leave our live coverage of the coronavirus situation in Australia...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia updates: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW refuses to accept diverted flights – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveVictoria’s coronavirus spike continuesFull report: 36 Melbourne suburbs return to lockdownInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 5.28am BST You can trace the daily Covid cases in Australia, here.Nick Evershed updates it as the...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Victoria reports 73 new Covid-19 cases as NSW announces $11,000 fines – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 3.24am BST Associate Professor Barbara Mintzes from The University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre and School of Pharmacy said if remdesivir does prove effective in treating Covid-19, th...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, US, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Pakistan, Coalition, Australian politics, Netherlands, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria


Coronavirus Australia update: NSW to fine Victorians up to $11,000 if they enter state from lockdown suburbs – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 2.07am BST New South Wales health has confirmed the 14 new cases – all are returned travellers.Fourteen new cases of Covid-19 were diagnosed in NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, brin...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


Coronavirus Australia update: Melbourne's hotspot suburbs in lockdown as Victoria struggles to contain outbreak – live news

Residents of 10 postcodes in Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to stay home from midnight tonight. Follow liveInside Melbourne’s hotspot suburbsEverything we know about Victoria’s clustersFollow the global coronavirus live blogDownload the Guardian app to get the most important news notifications 11.24pm BST Meanwhile, Queensland will go into its stage three of easing restrictions a week earlier than planned, with gatherings of up to 100 people allowed at weddings, community conta...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Queensland politics, Victorian politics, New South Wales politics, Victoria, Labor party, Melbourne, Liberal party


New class action launched over toxic firefighting chemicals used by defence

Case to allege use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (Pfas) has had ‘cataclysmic’ health consequencesLawyers have launched a new class action on behalf of tens of thousands of residents over the defence department’s use of toxic firefighting chemicals.The case will allege defence’s use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (Pfas) had “cataclysmic consequences” for residents in Wodonga, Darwin, Townsville, Wagga Wagga, Edinburgh and Bullsbrook. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Australian Defence Force, Toxic firefighting chemicals, PFAS, Wodonga Darwin Townsville Wagga Wagga Edinburgh


Scott Morrison announces forced quarantine for all Australian arrivals – video

Australian prime minister has announced a mandatory 14-day quarantine for all arrivals into the country from midnight on Saturday. Morrison also said Australian Defence Force personnel would assist state and local authorities in policing those who will are already isolating at homeCoronavirus Australia news: all arrivals to be quarantined for 14 days, Scott Morrison announces  Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Scott Morrison, Australian Defence Force, Morrison, Coronavirus outbreak


First firefighting foam compensation recipient 'gratefully relieved'

Eric Donaldson reached settlement with government over toxic contamination on his Queensland propertyA retired air force doctor from rural Queensland is the first Australian to receive a compensation payment from the federal government as a result of legacy contamination from toxic firefighting foams used by the defence department.Eric Donaldson, 83, from the town of Oakey, about 150km west of Brisbane, reached a settlement with the government after groundwater at his property was affected by pe...
Tags: Health, Environment, Australia news, Pollution, Queensland, Brisbane, Australian Defence Force, Oakey, Eric Donaldson, Toxic firefighting chemicals


Bupa’s Australian defence force contract under scrutiny amid nursing home scares

Healthcare company dismisses concerns after damning reports of poor performance Concerns are growing that Bupa might not be up to the job of providing quality healthcare to serving Australian defence force personnel amid damning reports of poor performance at the company’s nursing homes.The defence minister, Christopher Pyne, announced in January that Bupa would replace Medibank as the Australian defence force’s healthcare contractor from 1 July. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Healthcare Industry, Christopher Pyne, Australian Defence Force, Medibank, Bupa, Business (Australia, Private health insurance, Aged Care, Royal commission into aged care quality and safety


Foam contamination: firefighters must have blood tests, says commander

Fire commander Mick Tisbury believes blood of majority of firefighters is contaminated with probable carcinogensA Victorian fire commander leading the urban brigade’s response to the foam contamination scandal has called for firefighters across the country to be given blood tests. Mick Tisbury, a union executive and acting commander with the metropolitan fire brigade, believes the blood of the majority of firefighters across the country is contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (P...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Firefighters, Victoria, Labor party, Northern Territory, Australian Defence Force, Business (Australia, Mick Tisbury


'Children are being poisoned': fury at scandal of toxic firefighting chemicals

Medical risks have been known since 2000, but people living near defence bases fear delay and inaction have compromised their health, livelihoods and property values The suited men are a jarring presence in Williamtown’s toxic red zone.They look odd, out of place as they cross the cattle grid on to Len O’Connell’s farm in the rural suburb in New South Wales’s Hunter region. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Environment, Australia news, New South Wales, Fishing, Australian Defence Force, Williamtown, Marise Payne, Len O'Connell


Veterans say report on anti-malaria drug mefloquine downplays side-effects

Former soldiers say they were not properly informed of potential hazards, including neurological problems, suicidal thoughts and nightmares An unpublished government report on an anti-malarial drug given to thousands of Australian soldiers has been criticised by a decorated war veteran for downplaying the drug’s side-effects.Mefloquine, also known as Lariam, was given to soldiers deployed to Bougainville and Timor-Leste more than 15 years ago as part of clinical trials comparing its efficacy to ...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Mental Health, Malaria, Australian Defence Force, Timor Leste, Bougainville


Veterans' mental health services to get $350m budget boost

Former defence personnel will no longer have to prove illness caused by service under package announced by Dan TehanVeterans will no longer have to prove their mental health problems were caused by their service after a $350m package expanding support services announced on Sunday.The veterans’ affairs minister, Dan Tehan, said the package in the federal budget was “new money” that would cut claim times and improve mental health and prevention. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Mental Health, Australian politics, Jacqui Lambie, Australian Defence Force, Australian budget 2017, Dan Tehan, Dan TehanVeterans


From the red earth of Titjikala rises a legacy built on trust and respect

When an Australian army team is invited to remote Indigenous communities it mentors, trains and then helps build what’s needed – schools, clinics, airstrips – and for this town of 201, a waste management system was the priorityIf you drive south from Alice Springs for 130km or so, past the red sand dunes of the Simpson desert and the discarded ribbons of old tyres that line the outback roadside, you will come to the remote Aboriginal township of Titjikala.Few tourists stop here and it’s little w...
Tags: Health, Sport, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Indigenous Australians, Northern Territory, Australian Defence Force, Simpson, Alice Springs



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