Qld hospital in spotlight after mum dies
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Qld hospital in spotlight after mum dies
Israeli air strikes have pounded Gaza while the militant Islamic Jihad group fired hundreds of rockets into Israel as a cross-border clash continued into a second day, killing at least six people, including four children.Hamas, the Islamist group which controls the enclave, said the children were among the dead from a blast on Saturday close to the Jabalya refugee camp and blamed Israel.
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.
Kids' noses may be better at fighting off COVID-19 than those of adults.Dr Kirsty Short from the school of chemistry and molecular biosciences at the University of Queensland says it may be one reason immune responses among children have proved more effective against the virus.
More than a quarter of Australian mortgage holders have seen their home loan repayments rise by more than six per cent since the start of the year.That's according to research from online financial broker Savvy, which found 25.
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).
Australia faces a surge in prostate cancer cases over the next two decades as the nation's male population increases and ages, research shows.The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia says cases are expected to rise 43 per cent by 2040.
Kurtis Marschall has emulated the great Steve Hooker, the man who first inspired him to take up pole vaulting, by winning back-to-back Commonwealth gold medals.Marschall was staring down an early exit when he needed three attempts to get over his second height of 5.
The family of singer Judith Durham have accepted an offer from the Victorian government for a state funeral to honour her life.The Seekers' singer died in palliative care on Friday night aged 79 after complications arising from a long-standing lung disease.
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.
The federal government is "very, very" confident its climate bill enshrining a 43 per cent emissions reduction target will pass the Senate.The bill to lock in that target, based on 2005 levels by 2030, on the way to net zero emissions by 2050 passed the lower house on Thursday 89 votes to 55 with the support of the Greens and crossbench independent MPs.
Australian investors will soon gain a better understanding of how some of the country's biggest corporations are navigating cost pressures, labour shortages and slowing consumer demand.Commonwealth Bank (CBA), Telstra, News Corporation, AMP, IAG and QBE Insurance will be among the companies reporting full-year results this week as earnings season kicks into high gear.
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.
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.
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.
New Zealand's opposition National party is standing by its newest MP Sam Uffindell after revelations he was expelled from a prestigious high school more than two decades ago for viciously beating a younger student.Mr Uffindell, 38, was elected to parliament in a June by-election for the safe seat of Tauranga.
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.
Large pumps have sucked water from a flooded coal mine in Mexico as authorities weigh whether to send divers to try to save 10 miners who have been trapped underground for more than three days.The miners became trapped at a mine in the northern border state of Coahuila on Wednesday afternoon when their excavation work caused a tunnel wall to collapse, triggering flooding in three wells.
Veteran federal political journalist David Barnett, who spearheaded the first official Canberra bureau of Australian Associated Press more than 50 years ago, has died aged 90.Mr Barnett became the national newswire's first bureau chief in 1971 overseeing two journalists in what's now called Old Parliament House.
Freshly-minted medallist Tom Barns says Australia's wrestling team has proved its critics wrong with their double bronze success at the Commonwealth Games.A day after Jayden Lawrence ended Australia's 12-year wrestling medal drought at the Games, Barns collected another bronze.