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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.
One Sydney supermarket customer has questioned what chemicals are used on fruit after a 'horrifying' find. Read more.
Lamont Dozier, the middle man in the celebrated Holland-Dozier-Holland team that wrote and produced "You Can't Hurry Love," "Heat Wave" and dozens of other hits and helped make Motown an essential record company of the 1960s and beyond, has died at age 81.Dozier's death was confirmed on Tuesday by Paul Lambert, who helped produce the stage musical "The First Wives Club" that Holland-Dozier-Holland wrote for.
Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD throws up unique hazards for cyclists. See what they are worried about.
A heap of jelly-like eggs were found washed up on an Aussie beach, sparking curiosity. See the photos.
Former US president Donald Trump has tried to turn the news that the FBI had searched his Florida estate to his benefit, citing the investigation in text messages and emails soliciting political donations from his supporters.The unprecedented search marked a significant escalation of the federal investigation into whether Trump illegally removed records from the White House as he was leaving office in January 2021.
Dan Himbrechts/AAP The much-debated term “neoliberalism” again entered the political debate last week, with Greens leader Adam Bandt using a National Press Club speech to decry neoliberalism in the Labor Party. Bandt claimed that since the Keating and Hawke governments, Labor has adopted neoliberalism by “privatising public services, cutting taxes for the wealthy and adopting more austerity”. Keating hit back, calling Bandt “a bounder and distorter of political truth”, angrily rejecting suggesti
New Zealand conservationists are cheering a bumper kakapo breeding season, boosted by artificial insemination of the rare parrot.With 55 kakapo chicks reaching 150 days old, the official population now stands at 252 birds, the highest tally since the 1970s.
A concerned resident spotted a man behaving strangely in the bushes of a park in Western Australia. Read more.
Vegetable prices will return to normal, offering shoppers some relief. Find out when.
A senior Ukrainian official has suggested a series of explosions at a Russian air base in Crimea could have been the work of partisan saboteurs, as Kyiv denied any responsibility for the incident deep inside Russian-occupied territory.The adviser to President Volodymyr Zelenskiy also suggested Russian incompetence as a possible cause of Tuesday's blasts.
Legislation has been drafted to relax South Australia's Sunday trading laws, allowing shops to open earlier.The changes will also allow all shops across metropolitan Adelaide to trade on Boxing Day.
The US tech heavy Nasdaq stock index fell after a dismal forecast from Micron Technology pulled chip and technology stocks lower.It came as markets await US inflation data that could lead the Federal Reserve to further tighten its aggressive plans to curb inflation.
The fallout from Australia criticising China's Taiwan retaliation continues with yet another scathing message. Find out more.
Choking back tears, New Zealand MP Sam Uffindell has asked voters for a second chance following revelations of a historic boarding school bashing that led to his expulsion.Mr Uffindell will stay in parliament and the opposition National partyroom after leader Chris Luxon declared the 38-year-old a "changed man" since the 1999 assault.
Disturbing video has triggered a wave of people who say they'll never visit such attractions again.
An Adelaide disability service will be subject to spot checks and receive more staff and training after a review found major issues with its level of care.The government-run Transition to Home service was established in 2020 to allow people with disability to be moved from hospitals into more home-like accommodation while awaiting suitable long-term housing.
Forcing women into top-level private health insurance for birth and pregnancy cover is a form of gender discrimination, the peak group for obstetricians claims.National Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists president Gino Pecoraro says it's the only service excluded from lower-level health insurance based on gender, and he's taken the matter to the Human Rights Commission.
Environment Protection Authority officers are on the scene trying to work out what caused the mass kill in Lake Macquarie. Find out more.
Powerful explosions rocked a Russian air base in Crimea, killing one person and wounding several others, authorities said.Russia's Defence Ministry said munitions blew up at the Saki base, and it emphasised that the installation had not been shelled.