Federal leaders remember Tara Costigan
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Federal leaders remember Tara Costigan
The federal government has backed in a pay rise for aged care workers, outlining support for an increase in the minimum wage in the sector to the Fair Work Commission.While the submission does not specify an exact amount for how much wages should rise, the government said it supported a boost.
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Peter Bol and Abbey Caldwell have further confirmed Australia's rising status in world middle-distance running as the green and gold squad claimed overall track and field bragging rights at the Commonwealth Games.Pre-race favourite Bol finished second behind Kenyan Wycliffe Kinyamal in the men's 800m and Caldwell pocketed a surprise bronze in the women's 1500m on the final night of competition at Alexander Stadium.
The S&P; 500 has ended lower, weighed down by Tesla and other technology-related stocks after a solid jobs report torpedoed recent optimism that the Federal Reserve might let up its aggressive campaign to reign in decades-high inflation.Data showed US employers hired far more workers than expected in July, the 19th straight month of payrolls expansion, with the unemployment rate falling to a pre-pandemic low of 3.
A heap of jelly-like eggs were found washed up on an Aussie beach, sparking curiosity. See the photos.
The federal government is promising to lead from the top when it comes to tackling Australia's homelessness crisis.Housing and Homelessness Minister Julie Collins has committed to a national plan, shifting away from tackling the issue on a state-by-state basis.
Pay rises given to aged care workers could be "stepped out" over a period of time, Aged Care Minister Anika Wells says.Ms Wells was speaking from Brisbane during a visit by the Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles, where she said there was modelling on how much a wage increase would cost, but it was "hypothetical" until the fair work umpire handed down its decision on aged care workers' pay.
Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group have declared a truce, raising hopes of an end to the most serious flare-up on the Gaza frontier in more than a year.Israeli forces pounded Palestinian targets through the weekend, triggering rocket attacks against its cities, which largely tapered off by the time the truce came into effect at 2330 on Sunday (0630 on Monday AEST).
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Queensland will set up a task force to help protect the state's livestock from "unprecedented biosecurity risks" amid the threat of foot and mouth disease on Australia's doorstep.More than 450,000 cases of the disease have reportedly been recorded in Indonesia and thousands of infected cattle have been slaughtered.
Luke Plapp had the solution for the depleted Australian men's road cycling team at the Commonwealth Games.Rope in his girlfriend, women's road race gold medallist Georgia Baker.
The NSW Labor opposition will seek to expand an inquiry into former deputy premier John Barilaro's appointment to a US trade job to look at other lucrative overseas-based roles.An upper house inquiry is currently probing how Mr Barilaro landed the $500,000 a year New York role amid criticism over the propriety of the appointment.
Australia's landmark 1000th Commonwealth Games gold medal simply demanded to be won by a team worthy of the honour - and the netball Diamonds have obliged famously.Stacey Marinkovich's team stripped the smiles from Jamaica's 'Sunshine Girls' in a revenge 55-51 triumph at the NEC in Sunday's final to reach the milestone they had no idea about - but one that meant so much to them.
The United Kingdom will boost trade ties in Australia and the Pacific region by re-establishing a diplomatic post on the west coast after a 20-year absence.The British High Commission in Canberra says the diplomatic presence in Western Australia will accelerate trade and investment as the UK doubles the number of high commissions across the region.
A large steel container has been discovered floating off the Australian coast.
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New research has established a direct link between low levels of vitamin D and persistent inflammation, which can lead to a wide range of problems including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and autoimmune issues.The University of South Australia says its findings provide an important biomarker to identify people at higher risk of chronic illnesses.
Early voting is set to open in the Fannie Bay by-election in the Northern Territory with six candidates vying for the prized Darwin seat.The last three MPs to hold Fannie Bay have all served as NT chief minister, including Labor's Michael Gunner who announced his plan to retire in May.
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Allied health worker shortages across the country could put Australians living with a disability at risk of slipping through the cracks, a new report says.High staff turnover rates, lack of permanent work and reduced hours are contributing to a worker shortage in the sector, the report conducted by the peak body for disability says.