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‘Failure of leadership’: health workers denied access to PPE

Loading A NSW anaesthetist said staff looking after COVID-19 patients were concerned about not being able to access a P2 respirator mask which, like the N95 mask, offers a higher level of protection than a surgical mask. “We were asked to wear surgical masks for COVID suspected caesarean patients,” the …

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Almost three-quarters of land earmarked for koalas burned last season

Loading The latest report comes after the Herald revealed last week that Planning Minister Rob Stokes had offered seven concessions on the proposed guidelines of the new koala state environmental planning policy (SEPP) to NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro on August 21, but received no reply. Mr Barilaro emerged from …

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‘Rampant’ expansion of blueberry farms triggers compliance crackdown

The problems stem in part from the conversion of banana farms to blueberries, raspberries and cucumbers, among other products, in the past two decades. Farms with set water licences have been subdivided, with new owners apparently adding bores, pumps and even dams on the smaller plots. Workers on a blueberry …

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End of an era for Stonnington

Stefanopoulos told CBD that he had submitted his nomination on Friday. Chandler, who was first elected to the old Prahran Council in 1982, declined to comment, but CBD can reveal that he will not stand for election again, bringing an end to nearly four decades of service to local government. …

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Victorian mask supplies fell to ‘alarmingly low’ levels

Throughout the pandemic, many health workers have said they haven’t always been able to access adequate personal protective equipment, including high-level, properly fitted N95 masks. “The perception is that leaders don’t care about our safety and our lives don’t matter,” said Monash University infectious diseases lecturer Michelle Ananda-Rajah, who has …

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‘Selfish act’: Demon Bennell’s future in doubt after COVID-19 breach

In a club statement, Pert said: “He has made a poor decision which is incredibly disappointing. He has not only put himself, his team mates and the competition at risk, but he has failed to live up to the values of the Melbourne Football Club. On behalf of the Melbourne …

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An emissions target without a deadline isn’t much of a target

Australians have seen over a decade that nothing happens on climate change without real political commitment. Loading Over the past week, Morrison has outlined a huge expansion in gas and an increase in spending on renewables, with the promise that he can keep energy prices down, improve reliability and reduce …

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Lawyer who represented Gatto, Nikolic charged with trafficking ice

A spokesman for the Victorian Legal Services Board, which is responsible for the regulation and oversight of legal practitioners, declined to respond to questions. Mr Lennon did not respond to requests for comment from The Age, other than to say “Ur funny” in an SMS message. The 56-year-old lives in …

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Hydrogen to follow gas expansion as Morrison bids for net zero emissions

Loading “I’m interested in doing the things that make that happen,” he told the ABC’s Insiders program on Sunday. “I believe that can be achieved but what I’m more focused on is the doing. “We are committed to investing in the technology which reduces emissions in this country. And I …

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Pregnancies leave Dogs in doubt for first final

Tiffany Wood and Pip Bruce are both pregnant. They have been living with the Dogs in the club’s Queensland hub however a match against West Coast would mean the Dogs will need to spend a week in quarantine in Perth before the game. Coach Luke Beveridge said after the game …

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