By Hope NewsroomTuesday 2 Mar 2021
Aged care advocates say there needs to be a full overhaul of the sector in the wake of the Royal Commission.
The federal government is considering 148 recommendations.
The Aged Care Minister says the government will have a comprehensive response by the end of May.
A peak business group says snap-border closures must become a thing of the past now Covid19 vaccines are being rolled out.
The Business Council of Australia has launched a three step plan it says would stop “kneejerk” reactions, which could cost the economy tens of billions of dollars.
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The World Health Organisation says millions of children in Yemen are at risk of acute malnutrition because of a devastating famine.
It says 400,000 children under the age of five could die if not treated.
Prince Philip has been transferred to another London hospital after spending nearly a fortnight recovering from an infection.
The Duke of Edinburgh is undergoing testing for a pre-existing heart condition.
Stocks of blood and plasma are running critically low as elective surgery increases to relieve a backlog and the number of donors drops.
All blood and plasma types are needed, but in particular O-, A-, A+ and B-.
40,000 homes in Far North Queensland were without electricity overnight as a Cyclone gathers strength off the coast.
There are warnings for gale force winds, heavy rain and abnormally high tides from Cape Flattery to Lucinda.