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Australia news live: national domestic violence survey to be launched online tonight

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; European Union denies blocking 3.1m AstraZeneca doses from reaching Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveFederal government to launch domestic violence surveyTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failuresFollow our global coronavirus live...
Tags: Health, Energy, Australia, Senate, China, European Union, Australia news, Beijing, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Australia news live: mass Covid vaccination hub for Sydney could be operational in ‘couple of months’

Gladys Berejiklian says a NSW Covid immunisation centre will be capable of administering 30,000 doses a week; EU denies blocking further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 4.26am BST Frontl...
Tags: Health, Energy, Asia, Australia, China, Eu, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party


Scott Morrison calls on European Union to supply outstanding AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

Australia has accused the EU of ‘semantics’ after European Commission said just one shipment of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses has been formally blocked, but Coalition says AZ has not been able to secure an export licence from EuropeFollow the Australia liveblogEU denies blocking 3.1m vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ Scott Morrison denies his government has presented the publ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus


Australia news live: AEC to investigate Andrew Laming; mass vaccination hub for Sydney

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 2.32am BST Abc Hobart is reporting Tasmanian Labor candidate Ben McGregor has resigned from candidacy over “...
Tags: Health, Energy, Facebook, Australia, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, Astrazeneca, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party


Australia accuses EU of ‘semantics’ over blocked AstraZeneca Covid vaccine claims

European Commission says just one shipment of 250,000 AstraZeneca doses has been formally blocked, but Coalition says AZ has not been able to secure an export licence from EuropeFollow the Australia liveblogEU denies blocking 3.1m vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ A diplomatic dispute between the Australian government and the European Union over vaccine access has worsene...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, European Commission, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Canberra, Papua New Guinea, Morrison, Josh Frydenberg, Coronavirus


Australia news live: EU rejects Scott Morrison’s claim about missing 3.1m AstraZeneca Covid vaccine doses

European Union says it hasn’t blocked further shipments of AstraZeneca earmarked for Australia. Follow the latest updates, liveEU denies blocking 3.1m Covid vaccine doses from reaching AustraliaTrans-Tasman travel bubble to start from 19 AprilSix key things we don’t know about Australia’s vaccine rolloutDisability services take vaccinations ‘into their own hands’ amid rollout failures 11.31pm BST Oh my good lord, there are too many interviews about the AstraZeneca vaccine this morning, and s...
Tags: Health, Australia, Eu, European Union, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, International Monetary Fund, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea


PNG prime minister first to be vaccinated with Australian-supplied doses 'to show it's safe'

James Marape receives AstraZeneca Covid vaccine at Port Morseby football stadium to help combat misinformationPapua New Guinea has begun its rollout of the Covid vaccine with the first doses of the AstraZeneca shots supplied by Australia administered to health workers, senior statesmen and elected officials, including the prime minister, James Marape.Marape said on Tuesday that “vaccination is not compulsory but will be made optionally available for Papua New Guineans who chose to be vaccinated”...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Astrazeneca, Papua New Guinea, New Guinea, Pacific Islands, James Marape, Coronavirus, Port Morseby, James Marape Marape


Inside the Covid unit: crisis threatens to overwhelm PNG's biggest hospital

Exhausted doctors warn sceptical patients that Covid is real as Port Moresby general reaches capacity The emergency department of the largest hospital in the capital of Papua New Guinea is hot, stuffy and full. People sit lined up outside the front counter, waiting to be seen.It has been divided into two sections: the front continues to operate as a traditional emergency room, while the back is now a Covid-19 isolation ward, treating the most serious cases of the virus. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Asia Pacific, Papua New Guinea, PNG, Pacific Islands, Port Moresby, Coronavirus


Papua New Guinea to impose 'harsh control measures' as Covid outbreak spirals

Month-long restrictions to come into force as officials warn virus could rip through PNG’s fragile health system ‘like a tornado’ Papua New Guinea will go into a month-long nationwide isolation in an effort to arrest a spiralling Covid-19 outbreak that threatens to rip through the country’s fragile health system “like a tornado”, health officials say, shutting hospitals and leaving wards without sufficient staff.Hospitals across the country have already been forced to shut wards and departments,...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Queensland, Papua New Guinea, Torres Strait Islands, PNG, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus


Coronavirus live news: AstraZeneca jab is safe, says UK health secretary; Trump urges people to get vaccinated

Matt Hancock says vaccine is ‘saving lives right now’; former US president addresses ‘a lot of people that don’t want to get it, and a lot of those people voted for me’AstraZeneca jab: EU regulator ‘firmly convinced’ benefits outweigh risksWhy home-produced vaccine hasn’t helped India, Russia and China rolloutsPublic support for UK inquiry more than twice as high as oppositionAustralia among countries ‘blocking vaccine access’ for PNG 8.25am GMT More on the situation in France’s Paris regio...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Australia, France, China, US, Eu, World news, Ap, Paris, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Papua New Guinea, Pacific


Three men arrested in terrorism investigation – as it happened

Suspects arrested in Epping and Pascoe Vale this morning; several users receive error messages hours after Covid booking site launched. This blog is now closed Follow our global coronavirus blog 7.33am GMT And so we shall leave it there for today. Here’s what went down today: 7.20am GMT An Adelaide based GP was on ABC just now, discussing the vaccine rollout and he gave some very interesting insights into the process. Dr Daniel Byrne said that his clinic will only receive 320 doses on Fr...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Adelaide, Papua New Guinea, CSL, Epping, Christian Porter, Pascoe Vale, Coronavirus, Daniel Byrne


Australia news live: three men arrested in Victoria terrorism investigation

Suspects arrested in Epping and Pascoe Vale this morning; several users receive error messages hours after Covid booking site launched; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over PNG outbreak concerns. Follow live Follow our global coronavirus blog 5.29am GMT Patricia Karvelas: What do you mean by “may be”? Isn’t that a standard thing now? Wouldn’t you expect that?Richard Marles:What I would expect and what is really important here, is that all allegations are taken completely seriously. And we have ...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Liberal, Papua New Guinea, Henderson, Patricia Karvelas, Epping, Christian Porter, Sarah Henderson, Pascoe Vale


Australia news live: Labor attacks government over vaccine rollout delays and website errors

Several users receive error messages hours after site is launched; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over PNG outbreak concerns; Coalition urged to look at bringing Darwin port back from Chinese company control. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus blog 4.13am GMT Scott Morrison calls time time on question time. 4.12am GMT Dixers “with alternative approaches” included at the end will eventually be what ends me. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, Darwin, PNG, Christian Porter, Coronavirus


Australia news live: Labor attacks government over vaccine rollout delays and website errors – question time live

Several users receive error messages hours after site is launched; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over fears Papua New Guinea’s outbreak could spread to north Queensland. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus blog 3.16am GMT Mark Butler to Scott Morrison: The Prime Minister’s long awaited announcement to launch the booking system for COVID vaccinations was executed with precision. In every newspaper and media outlet this morning. But there are already widespread reports of the system failin...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, Mark Butler, Christian Porter, Minister for Health, Coronavirus


Australia news live: new vaccine booking website hit by technical problems; PNG's Covid-19 crisis

Several users receive error messages hours after site is launched; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over fears Papua New Guinea’s outbreak could spread to north Queensland. Follow liveFollow our global coronavirus blog 12.06am GMT Oh God.The Palmer Coolum Resort redevelopment will include replicas of the Wonders of the World and famous landmarks including a full-size Trevi Fountain. 12.05am GMT GetUp has released a statement after Nicolle Flint named the organisation as being partly responsi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Papua New Guinea, Trevi Fountain, PNG, Christian Porter, Boothby, Coronavirus, Nicolle Flint


Australia news live: Porter should stand aside, Labor says; PNG's Covid-19 crisis danger for Australia

Opposition says if he can’t perform all his duties, attorney general should step down; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over fears Papua New Guinea’s outbreak could spread to north Queensland. Follow live 10.11pm GMT Scott Morrison will hold a press conference at 9.20am to detail the PNG health response. 10.06pm GMT First Nations women are 35 times – 35 times – more likely to experience violence than non-Indigenous women.Malarndirri McCarthy spoke about it on the ABC this morning and said it...
Tags: Health, Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, First Nations, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Scott Morrison, Papua New Guinea, Porter, PNG, Christian Porter, Malarndirri McCarthy


Australia news live: Porter should stand aside, says Labor; PNG's Covid-19 crisis danger for Australia

Opposition says if he can’t perform all his duties, attorney general should resign; vaccine rollout fast-tracked over fears PNG outbreak could spread to north Queensland. Follow live 9.21pm GMT The head of spy agency Asio is set to reveal his latest assessment of security threats facing Australia later today.Violent extremism and foreign interference are likely to be among the topics when Mike Burgess, the director general of security, delivers Asio’s second annual threat assessment later to...
Tags: Health, Labor, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Papua New Guinea, Porter, PNG, Burgess, Pacific Islands, Parliament House, Christian Porter, ASIO


Australia politics live: Christian Porter to take defamation action against ABC; Queensland expresses 'major concern' over PNG outbreak

Attorney general’s lawyers say ‘trial by media’ against Porter should end with the start of court proceedings; Annastacia Palaszczuk calls on federal government to consider Covid vaccine rollout program in Papua New Guinea. Follow latest updatesNetherlands joins Ireland in AstraZeneca vaccine suspension over blood clot concernsSydney quarantine worker tests positive to Covid as Queensland investigates three casesAustralia Covid vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing and when will you ge...
Tags: Health, Business, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Ireland, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Tasmania


Australia politics live: organisers of March 4 Justice rally reject PM's offer of closed door meeting

More than 100,000 women are expected to march in Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to demand action in response to allegations of workplace abuse. Follow latest updatesMcCormack too busy to front March4Justice crowd but PM open to ‘private’ meetingSydney quarantine worker tests positive to Covid as Queensland investigates three casesAustralia Covid vaccine tracker: how is the rollout progressing and when will you get the jab?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 11.12pm GMT Probably...
Tags: Health, Business, Justice, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Brisbane, Victoria, Labor party, Australian Greens, Liberal party, Tasmania, Scott Morrison


Australia politics live: First shipment of Pfizer vaccine lands in Australia – question time

Parliament marks anniversary of national apology to stolen generations, and quarantine-free border to New Zealand closed over UK variant Covid cases. Follow all the latest news and updates, live Victoria Covid hotspotsVictoria stage 4 rules and restrictionsAustralia state by state rules explained 3.30am GMT Scott Morrison has spoken with Papua New Guinea’s prime minister about speculative announcements of possible Chinese-funded development on the PNG island of Daru, parliament has been told...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Australia, Australia news, Infectious Diseases, Coalition, Australian politics, Australian media, Welfare, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison


Coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says 'still early days' to talk about lifting restrictions; Russia reports 16,627 cases

Greece becomes latest EU nation to limit vaccine; Israel, Lebanon ease lockdowns; all contacts of Melbourne hotel quarantine worker, who contracted UK strain and put Australian Open at risk, test negative. Follow live 9.04am GMT Scientists are helping to “second guess” future mutations of Covid-19 in order to create new potential vaccines, the chairman of the UK vaccines taskforce, Clive Dix, has said. Asked whether it was possible to produce a vaccine that was comprehensive at tackling new ...
Tags: Health, UK, Greece, Russia, Eu, Infectious Diseases, Cambridge, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Melbourne, Papua New Guinea, Pacific, BBC Radio, Israel Lebanon, Sanger, National Department of Health


Papua New Guinea ambulance service given no money in budget

St John Ambulance warns it may be forced to close down over Christmas or sell some of its fleetPapua New Guinea’s main ambulance service – St John Ambulance – has been allocated no money in the government’s budget for 2021.St John Ambulance runs a fleet in the capital, Port Moresby, and across provincial centres. For much of the country it is the only ambulance service. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, World news, Asia Pacific, Papua New Guinea, St John Ambulance, New Guinea, Pacific Islands, Port Moresby


Delay pregnancy for two years: Papua New Guinea doctor delivers coronavirus warning

Fears over Covid-19 have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, leading to the death of at least one baby, as national army barracks go into lockdownA leading Papua New Guinean obstetrician has advised women in that country not to fall pregnant for up to two years, saying fears of Covid-19 transmission have seen pregnant women turned away from hospitals, resulting in the death of at least one baby.The warning comes as Papua New Guinea’s military headquarters remains in lockdown after a ...
Tags: Health, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Papua New Guinea, Maternal health, Pacific Islands, Coronavirus outbreak


Leaked photos of Papua New Guinea prison reveal 'torture' of 18 asylum seekers cut off from world

Exclusive: Conditions inside Australia-funded Bomana centre prompted dozens to agree to return to country of originLeaked pictures from inside Papua New Guinea’s Bomana immigration detention centre have given a glimpse of where up to 20 asylum seekers still remain locked up by PNG authorities, despite widespread concerns for their health, welfare and legal rights.Despite around 30 men being released after signing agreements to return to their country of origin, Guardian Australia understands all...
Tags: Health, Human Rights, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Australian politics, Refugees, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, PNG


Where does the Coalition's re-election leave refugees on Manus and Nauru?

Labor’s promise to resettle some refugees in New Zealand had been a source of hope, now they fear languishing indefinitely Asylum seekers and refugees say the mental health of those on Manus Island, in Port Moresby and Nauru has deteriorated dramatically, with many citing the re-election of Australia’s Coalition government as a tipping point.With no change in government policy expected, what is the situation in Australia’s offshore detention system, and what are the prospects for those still tra...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Mental Health, Asia Pacific, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, Law (Australia


Botched penis enlargements: Papua New Guinea doctors warn of nationwide problem

One clinic has treated at least 500 men in past two years with penile disfigurement and dysfunction from injections gone wrongDoctors in Papua New Guinea have warned of a “nationwide problem” of men injecting foreign substances, including coconut oil and silicone, into their penises in an attempt to make them bigger.A doctor at the Port Moresby General Hospital said that over the last two years his clinic has treated at least 500 men with penile disfigurement and dysfunction as a result of injec...
Tags: Health, World news, Asia Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Port Moresby General Hospital


Last four refugee children leave Nauru for resettlement in US

Move follows intense campaign by refugee advocates for all children sent to the island by the Australian government to be taken offThe last four children living in Australian government-run offshore processing on Nauru have now left the island, amid a group of 19 people flown to the US for resettlement.The group includes a number of Iranians, according to refugee advocates, contradicting persistent suspicions that Donald Trump’s travel ban on six nationalities was blocking refugees from the rese...
Tags: Health, Children, US, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Coalition, Australian politics, Refugees, Labor party, Nauru, US immigration, Liberal party, Donald Trump, Papua New Guinea


Three men evacuated from Manus Island after spate of suicide attempts

At least one of the men among those brought back to Manus from Port Moresby ahead of Apec summit as part of ‘security preparations’ A mental health crisis among refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island has continued over the Christmas period, with at least three men medically evacuated to Port Moresby for hospitalisation after suicide attempts or acts of self-harm.At least one of the men was among dozens moved by Papua New Guinea authorities from Port Moresby back to Manus Island as part of “...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Mental Health, Asia Pacific, Migration, Apec, Refugees, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, Port Moresby, Manus


Group of Manus Island refugees move to Nauru amid worsening health crisis

Men make voluntary transfers, saying they don’t know if life will be better, but need a change after five years on Manus A group of refugees have left Manus Island and are moving to Nauru while they wait for resettlement in a third country.Guardian Australia has confirmed at least eight men were told they could transfer from the immigration facility on the Papua New Guinea island to its equivalent in Nauru. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, Australian politics, Refugees, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Manus Island, Kerryn Phelps


‘Sam could have been saved’: Where does the money for healthcare go on Manus? | Behrouz Boochani

Sam’s preventable death is just one of many on an island with deteriorating medical facilities Sam was a Baluan man of Manus province, living on Manus Island. He was thin and muscular with a warm smile and acute observations. I had known him for over a year. Like most Manusians he had a deep love for Manus, its islands, waters, and its people. Sam was a man who objected to the way Australia treated refugees; he often expressed his solidarity with the refugees. He had special insight about the hi...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australian immigration and asylum, Hospitals, Asia Pacific, Migration, Sam, Papua New Guinea, Manus, Behrouz Boochani, Baluan



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