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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:05:00 +1100
Properly funded aged care, it’s what our taxes are for
It is obvious that more funding is required to raise the treatment of aged care residents.
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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:01:00 +1100
To rebuild trust, aged care system need serious overhaul
Age readers respond to the aged care royal commission and the federal government’s response to it, to the rape accusations against an unnamed federal minister, to media comments by former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, and to the rising tide of plastic in Melbourne rivers.
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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:01:00 +1100
Bees revealed as Australia’s most dangerous venomous creature
Australia is home to some of the world’s deadliest creatures, but the sting of a common insect is responsible for the most deaths and hospitalisations from venom.
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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +1100
Target Time and Superquiz, Wednesday, March 3
Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz and target.
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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +1100
In the Herald: March 3, 1978
Sir John Kerr resigns, bring back the lash and “home-made” Guinness.
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Wed, 03 Mar 2021 00:00:00 +1100
From the Archives, 1971: Hot pants on the rise
Clothing manufacturer Paul Chalmers had returned from a trip to the world’s style hubs and he had a simple message for Sydney: get ready for hot pants.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 23:59:00 +1100
Greensill woes a headache for high profile Bishop
The Bish is distancing herself from the finance company at a speed that would do a daily runner proud.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 23:22:38 +1100
Victoria’s state of emergency to be extended until December
The Andrews government’s state of emergency bill passed Parliament late on Tuesday after it agreed to a series of concessions in order to win the support of crossbench MPs.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 23:00:00 +1100
Who you know: Hundreds vie to be buried in full family graves
Nine out of the 12 still-open cemeteries managed by Brisbane City Council are generally closed for new burials due to the lack of space. Unless your forebears got a foot in the door.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 22:31:37 +1100
Two men arrested after security guard allegedly attacked, racially abused
Victoria Police confirmed on Tuesday night they were interviewing a 27-year-old man and 21-year-old man, both from Rowville, over the incident.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 22:08:37 +1100
Notorious sex offender Edward Latimer back behind bars for indecent dealings with children
One of Western Australia’s most dangerous serial sex offenders is accused of performing a sexual act in front of children, less than 18 months after being released from prison for rape and sex attacks.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 21:05:34 +1100
Thunderstorm over Perth to bring heavy rain, damaging winds and hail
Damaging winds, large hailstones and heavy rain are set to hit parts of the Perth metropolitan area as the Bureau of Meteorology issues a severe weather warning from Lancelin to York.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 21:00:00 +1100
Remembering a snappy book
As for politically correct dairying. Udderly ridiculous!
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 21:00:00 +1100
Scientist had molecular unit named after him
Buckingham’s fearless questioning even challenged the controversial Dr Edward Teller, so-called “father of the hydrogen bomb”.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:19:04 +1100
Andrews backs Qantas call for 24 hours notice on border closures
Victoria’s Premier says he will ask national cabinet to support a proposal for states to give at least a day’s notice on border closures to help restore confidence in interstate travel.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:05:51 +1100
‘It’s not a joke, it never will be’: More schools named in push for better consent education
A petition and hundreds of new testimonies about sexual assault have forced principals to address their school communities and commit to doing more.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:58:16 +1100
Adani attempts to have confidential contracts kept from activist
The mining giant has taken activist Ben Pennings to the Supreme Court in Brisbane over his actions with protest group Galilee Basin.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:54:48 +1100
Private school principals to meet with petition organiser over sex assault claims
Chanel Contos, who started a petition calling for better sex and consent education in schools, said she would be raising issues such as victim blaming and sexual coercion.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:52:42 +1100
Emergency wards among the ‘worst places’ for mental health patients
Where would you want to be on the worst day of your life? The question goes to the heart of royal commission recommendations to rebuild mental health crisis care in Victoria.
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Tue, 02 Mar 2021 18:49:59 +1100
Accused killer drove around smoking ice with a body in the back of his car, court told
Alex Dion is on trial in the NSW Supreme Court accused of killing another man in May 2018. He denies killing him, but says he did dump the body.
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