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Their children were taken. Now they fight Japanese laws to get them back

The Japanese government has long maintained it is just providing consular assistance to its citizens. “The aim of these seminars is primarily to raise awareness of Japanese nationals living outside Japan about the seriousness of international parental child abduction and thereby prevent future removal of children across borders,” it said …

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Disruption to ‘sense of self’ contributed to pandemic-linked suicides

The Coroners Court participated in the study to better understand the impact the pandemic has had on mental health in the community. Mr Cain said of the deaths in which the pandemic was an important factor “it was not the single stressor”. “COVID has been an additional factor in the …

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‘There are vacancies everywhere’: State battles dire nursing shortage

The state government is running a recruitment campaign calling for more healthcare workers to sign up to COVID-related roles including hotel quarantine, vaccination and testing. Associate Professor Riddell said the situation was already “relatively fragile” before coronavirus, particularly in mental health and emergency and intensive care, which have higher training …

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Exodus from Premier’s private office as staffers look past election

According to the most-recent figures provided to Parliament, 87 people work for the Premier’s office, including administrative staff. Since March this year, the Premier’s most senior policy adviser, Cameron Harrison, communications boss Susan Crebbin and legal counsel Steve Palmer have all quit. They are among six policy advisers, two communications …

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The complicated equation of COVID vaccines for kids

On need, Professor Nolan said that even with the Delta variant there was little evidence children were getting seriously ill. “There’s no evidence yet in Australia that there’s an epidemic of kids who are in hospital,” he said. “That doesn’t mean it’s not worth preventing, especially if you’ve got a …

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CSL’s planned mRNA factories would produce 50 million doses in four months

One option is for the CSL facilities to work with Moderna, which is in parallel talks with Industry Minister Christian Porter over whether to build its own facility in Australia or use a contract manufacturer instead. While CSL is producing 50 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine under a partnership …

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The cunning in Barnaby Joyce’s climate shuffle

With this week’s “Code Red” climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change adding to the pressure on Australia to cut emissions, Joyce responded in trademark style. Metaphor, juxtaposition, rhetoric, bluster, elision. His objection to committing Australia to cut emissions to net zero by 2050? “I am going to …

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Big fish: Behind Andrew Forrest’s bold play for Tasmanian salmon producer

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Mining billionaire Andrew Forrest can recall the exact moment when his passion for marine conservation began. He traces it back to when he was a young boy, camping with his parents along the Ningaloo coastline in the north-west of WA. “As a …

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Pandemic a ‘natural experiment’ for universal basic income proposals

However, critics have warned the huge cost to the federal budget of funding a UBI could threaten the viability of public services now provided by the state such as health and education. Dr Spies-Butcher says the COVID-19 experience has provided researchers “with a ‘natural experiment’ testing how a basic income …

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Goldman Sachs set to score from Spain’s football woes

With Spain’s top soccer clubs battling to raise much-needed new financing, one clear winner is already emerging: Goldman Sachs. The US lender will lead a 1 billion euro ($1.6 billion) syndicated credit facility to fund CVC Capital Partners’ investment in Spain’s top soccer league. The deal shortly follows a Goldman …

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