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Families and doctors blast ‘lack of transparency’ over COVID-19 outbreak

Her psychiatrist told her about the outbreak on Thursday, rather than the clinic or health department, when he received a blanket email from Victoria’s Chief Psychiatrist. “My mum explicitly asked before she went in on Tuesday, have there been any coronavirus cases?” the woman said. “The staff said no. Whether …

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There’s a silver lining for fathers in the COVID crisis

Younger men increasingly report a preference for a dual-earner, dual-carer model of their household where child care and other domestic duties are shared evenly. But taking on more responsibilities at home is difficult for many men because of the norms and expectations operating in workplaces and society. Loading A review …

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The schools debate is a bonfire of pre-existing passions. Children are poorly served by it

Loading You do have to admire the gumption of a federal government that has (like so many before it) failed to properly fund public education, and ensure equal outcomes for Australian children, now directing teachers to get back into schools for the greater good. Peter Goss, the school education program …

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Fertility patients eager to restart IVF treatment when ban lifts

While she has been given the green light to start treatment, not everyone has been so lucky. Loading Associate Professor Peter Illingworth, medical director of IVF Australia, wrote to patients warning that while the fertility provider was “aiming to accommodate everyone who contacts us … we will not compromise the …

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Private hospital defends hip and knee replacements during elective surgery ban

Joint replacements are ordinarily classed as category three elective surgery, meaning they can be delayed for up to a year. However, Dr Muderis told The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age that he and the three surgeons he supervised performed operations that had been categorised as either emergency or category 1 …

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Culture shock, COVID-19 and cancer: Socceroo’s Korean whirlwind

On Friday, organisers confirmed the competition will finally begin on the weekend of May 8. O’Neill doesn’t yet know who he’ll be playing against, but he knows the world will be watching. So, too, will his father, Myles, who was diagnosed with lung cancer last year. O’Neill was already struggling …

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‘Protector and best mate’: Family remembers fallen officer Josh Prestney

The parents of policeman Josh Prestney, who was killed in Wednesday night’s Eastern Freeway tragedy, say their proudest moment was seeing their son, “protector” and “best mate” Josh graduate from the academy in December last year and join his younger brother Alex in the force. Mr Prestney, 28, was killed …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australians mark Anzac day at home, global COVID-19 cases surpass 2.7 million, national PPE stock pile under review

Our picture editors have put together a gallery of 12 of the best photos from the international wire services this week. Brock Tutt prepares to perform a traditional smoking ceremony at his home in Matraville as part of the Haka and Corroboree for Life ANZAC online service on April 25, …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Scott Morrison says social distancing won’t apply to schools, global COVID-19 cases surpass 2.7 million, Australian death toll stands at 80

An 83-year-old man who tested positive for coronavirus has died at Newmarch House, the Anglicare aged care facility in Sydney’s west. He is the sixth resident to die since coronavirus hit the facility earlier this month. A statement from Anglicare Sydney said the man had multiple health issues. “His family …

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Standing together, while apart as the Last Post fills the MCG

Maisie, his younger sister, was 29. She died just before her 96th birthday remembering Tom every step of the 65 years she spent without him. It’s not only that alphabetical coincidence that leaps into my mind on Anzac Day every year when standing for the Last Post, normally at the …

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