here we go again — perth’s snap lockdown raises familiar hotel quarantine questions

Here we go again — Perth’s snap lockdown raises familiar hotel quarantine questions

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  Richard Wainwright/AAP Image Perth is the latest Australian city to head into a snap lockdown aimed at stamping out a coronavirus cluster resulting from another breach in CBD hotel quarantine. The three-day lockdown, covering Perth...
yes, another lockdown in victoria hurts. but it might be our only way to avert a third wave

Yes, another lockdown in Victoria hurts. But it might be our only way to...

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 Picture; James Ross/AAP Victoria went into stage 4 lockdown from 11.59pm Friday, as the cluster from the Holiday Inn quarantine hotel continues to grow. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the circuit-breaker lockdown that afternoon, citing the threat...
i’ve heard covid is leading to medicine shortages. what can i do if my medicine is out of stock?

I’ve heard COVID is leading to medicine shortages. What can I do if my...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock You’ve just come from your monthly GP appointment with a new script for your ongoing medical condition. But your local pharmacy is out of stock of your usual medicine. Your condition is serious,...
how to prepare and protect your gut health over christmas and the silly season

How to prepare and protect your gut health over Christmas and the silly season

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Image: Shuttlestock It’s that time of year again, with Christmas parties, end-of-year get-togethers and holiday catch-ups on the horizon for many of us — all COVID-safe, of course. All that party food and takeaway,...
3 ways to transform our ‘soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older australians first

3 ways to transform our ‘Soviet-style’ aged-care mess into a system that puts older...

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Picture: Shuttlestock Australia’s aged-care system is in sore need of transformation. This is becoming increasingly clear. If the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety — whose interim report was titled Neglect — was not...
law academic awarded for partner violence research

LAW ACADEMIC AWARDED FOR PARTNER VIOLENCE RESEARCH

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A law academic from The University of Western Australia has been recognised for her research on the legal obstacles faced by women who kill their abusive partners. The research could help decision-makers better understand intimate...
why the way we approach transgender and non-binary healthcare needs to change

Why the way we approach transgender and non-binary healthcare needs to change

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Fiona Goodall/Getty Images Demand for healthcare for transgender people is on the rise in New Zealand but training for health professionals to develop basic competencies is lagging behind. There is little teaching on gender and sexuality at...
as victoria’s covid-free streak continues, it’s probably time to consider changing the rules around masks

As Victoria’s COVID-free streak continues, it’s probably time to consider changing the rules around...

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Picture: James Ross/AAP After a devastating second wave, Victoria yesterday recorded its Thirteenth straight day of zero new COVID cases.  In light of the state’s progress, Premier Daniel Andrews announced the easing of several COVID restrictions on Sunday, including...
the nsw-vic border will reopen this month, and ironically the risk is greatest for victoria

The NSW-Vic border will reopen this month, and ironically the risk is greatest for...

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 Picture: Dean Lewins/AAP New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian today announced the border with Victoria will reopen on November 23. It will be the first time people can freely cross the border since early July. My preference...
315 nuclear bombs and ongoing suffering: the shameful history of nuclear testing in australia and the pacific

315 nuclear bombs and ongoing suffering: the shameful history of nuclear testing in Australia...

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 Image:AP/AAP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware this article contains the name of a deceased person. The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons received its 50th ratification on October 24, and will therefore...