Mental Health and Aged Care Systems Will Receive Record Funding in Federal Budget [Headlines] - Hope 103.2

Mental Health and Aged Care Systems Will Receive Record Funding in Federal Budget [Headlines]

Billions of dollars to be spent on Australia's ailing mental health and aged care systems. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomTuesday 11 May 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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Australia’s mental health and aged care systems will receive record funding in the Federal Budget with billions of dollars to be spent on the ailing sectors.

The Federal Treasurer said it’s hard to be precise when it comes to a timeline for re-opening borders.

Josh Frydenberg said some assumptions will be made in tonight’s budget about the vaccine rollout and border closures.

Health officials say it is still possible for some people over 50 to have the Pfizer vaccine even though AstraZeneca is preferred.

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About 2500 frontline workers and their families were vaccinated at the new mass vaccination hub at Sydney Olympic Park on its first day of operation yesterday.

New data from the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine in England shows one dose of the shot results in 80 per cent lower risk of death from COVID-19.

More than a million students around the nation will sit their NAPLAN tests from this morning.

70 per cent of schools will take part online, in preparation for a full transition to digital testing next year.

Simmering tensions in Jerusalem have taken a deadly turn.

Israeli forces have exchanged rocket fire with militants in the Gaza Strip and hundred of Palestinians were injured in clashes with Israeli police in Jerusalem.

Palestinian officials say 20 people have been killed by the rockets.

Three more eye-witnesses have come forward, supporting claims arson was the cause of the fatal 1979 Luna Park ghost train fire.

An Australian ugg boot maker has lost a US court appeal against a footwear giant.

Australian Leather has been in a multi-year battle with Deckers over the United States trademark on the word “ugg”.