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Government doubles incentives to get doctors into aged care

Doctors will receive up to $10,000 a year each to treat Australians in aged care so that their health problems don’t get out of hand and require hospital visits under a federal government response to the Aged Care Royal Commission. General practitioners who treat patients in the aged-care facilities where …

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Lions begin campaign with win over Japan but lose captain to injury

The British and Irish Lions beat Japan 28-10 in their Murrayfield warm-up on Saturday, but the match was overshadowed by shoulder injuries that ruled captain Alun Wyn Jones and flanker Justin Tipuric out of the tour of South Africa. Veteran Welsh lock Jones was forced off after eight minutes with …

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Iceberg tip or anomaly? Resources sector admits sexual harassment problem but not how big it is

It was a little bizarre the CME WA boss would say the chamber had put together a working group to bring in a new code of conduct for the industry to handle sexual harassment without asking the department how big the problem was. Loading “I’m not a savant, I didn’t …

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The best player Carlton have ever drafted plays for another club

Chris Judd.Credit:Joe Armao In hindsight, the Blues would have fared better had they ceded to a West Coast request for pick No.1 (Carlton had picks one and three in 2007). The Eagles were planning to draft Trent Cotchin – effectively swapping him for Judd. The Blues, placing a higher premium …

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Public ‘absolutely seething’: Britain’s health minister quits after breaching his own COVID rules

Hancock’s departure and the arrival of the respected Javid will offer Johnson the chance to reset the troubled health portfolio as the United Kingdom moves on from the worst of the pandemic. The affair had sparked widespread anger in Britain and prompted some Conservative Party MPs to demand Hancock’s resignation. …

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Faith is a quest for more light, not a list of dogmas

May I reveal a little-known fact about Christians? Not all of us who go to church have this faith business cut and dried. I suspect this may be the case for some who belong to other religions, too. So-called people of faith are not required to leave common sense at …

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Britain’s home COVID testing kits: the future or a misguided gamble?

A person who records a positive result is instructed to get a PCR test to confirm the reading. School students and teachers are asked to perform the tests twice a week, many employers ask staff to take a reading before they leave for work, guests at the G7 summit in …

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We are all responsible

Sadly they all seem to die off and we are left with the unsatisfactory status quo that seems to never get anywhere on climate policies and a lot of everything else.David Fry, Moonee Ponds An invidious positionYour correspondent is spot on about the invidious electoral situation of the Greens (“Greens …

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‘I didn’t expect it to be possible’: The Melbourne apartments using solar

“Getting the votes you need from the owners, that just takes a little bit of time.” Mr Danby said the owners each paid about $1000 after receiving a rebate from the Victorian government. SolShare is designed to fill the gap in access for people in low-rise apartments — generally serving …

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Gold in them hills? Rush on to harvest fallen Dandenongs trees

“Because of the timber shortage the prices have gone through the roof, that’s a real positive up here,” she said. “People don’t understand what they’ve got, don’t give it away. If you’re not sure what you’ve got find an expert.” State-owned company VicForests has offered to buy trees that have …

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