By Hope NewsroomThursday 13 Aug 2020
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is warning Australians to be prepared for more coronavirus deaths, particularly among the elderly.
His comments come after an Aged Care Royal Commission heard stories of neglect and apathy.
People from Canberra who have been stranded by coronavirus restrictions in Victoria will be able to begin to travel home today.
The residents have been given a four-day window to make the journey and can only travel between 9am and 3pm on a specific route.
Some domestic violence victims will have easier access to medical treatment under changes from the NSW Government.
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Anyone not covered by Medicare, including those on a Temporary Protection Visa, will have hospital fees waived.
Aged Care operators say there have been delays to federal funding worth more than $800 million.
A wage bonus promised in March, was only paid to workers last month.
Other financial assistance may not become available until June, next year.
Health officials in New Zealand are looking into whether a freight from the US is responsible for a coronavirus outbreak.
Four people from the same Auckland family became the first confirmed community cases of the virus in the country in more than 100 days.
In the United States, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and new running mate Kamala Harris have made their first joint appearance on the campaign trail.
Mr Biden says the Californian Senator is the right choice to help him get Donald Trump out of the White House in November’s election.
Police are launching a fresh appeal for any information into the murder of a Turkish diplomat in Sydney almost 40 years ago.
Specialist divers have searched Sydney Harbour in response to new lines of inquiry opened by the latest push for answers.