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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.
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 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.
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).
Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD throws up unique hazards for cyclists. See what they are worried about.
The current wave of COVID-19 has peaked in Queensland as the number of patients in hospital with the virus drops weeks earlier than expected.Health authorities had warned of a total hospital caseload of around 1660 in late August, but Chief Health Officer John Gerrard says the state hit a peak of 1123 on July 26.
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.
ShutterstockRomance is a genre of tropes — enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, stuck together, fake relationships — with a preference for a certain type of heroine: a young woman who is idealistic yet flawed, and “white, middle-class, heterosexual, young and single”. But a TikTok rom-com boom and recent reader demands for diverse storytelling seem to be having an effect. New romance titles starring bold, culturally connected heroines – who manage to break genre moulds while remaining faithful
Environment Protection Authority officers are on the scene trying to work out what caused the mass kill in Lake Macquarie. Find out more.
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.
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 laws are needed to manage the surge in satellite deployments into low earth orbits, with thousands more planned on top of the rapid growth in recent years, a report has found.Amid rapidly evolving technology in the space sector, Flinders University experts say there's a need for a new era in space regulation.
China's military has announced fresh military drills in the seas and airspace around Taiwan a day after the scheduled end of its largest ever exercises to protest last week's visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.China's Eastern Theatre Command on Monday said it would conduct joint drills focusing on anti-submarine and sea assault operations - confirming the fears of some security analysts and diplomats that Beijing would continue to maintain pressure on Taiwan's defences.
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.
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.
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.
Vegetable prices will return to normal, offering shoppers some relief. Find out when.
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.
Australia could help drivers save billions of dollars by matching fuel efficiency rules for cars imposed by other leading economies, a public policy think tank says.Stronger standards for new vehicles would cut greenhouse gas emissions and reduce costs at the bowser, according to an Australia Institute report released on Monday.
Nazi symbols are one step closer to be being banned in NSW after legislation criminalising their use passed the state parliament's lower house on Tuesday.It follows a ban of the Nazi swastika in Victoria, and pledges by the Queensland and Tasmanian governments to prohibit the hate symbol.