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Aged care royal commission hears how hundreds are at risk of premature death from coronavirus failings

An expert witness to the Royal Commission into Aged Care has criticised Australia's response to COVID-19 in aged care homes — saying residents have been treated as second-class citizens.Key points:A geriatric medicine specialist said the system had failed aged care residentsProfessor Joseph Ibrahim said there was a lack of accountabilityHe said the current situation was…

Coronavirus live news: Lebanon sees record cases after blast; New Zealand’s biggest city heads into lockdown

4.16am BST04:16 New Zealand opposition leader calls for election delay Charlotte Graham-McLay Judith Collins, New Zealand’s parliamentary opposition leader, has called for a delay to the country’s 19 September election to November, after fresh cases of Covid-19 in the country prompted a strict lockdown of the largest city, Auckland. Collins, who took over as the…

Coronavirus, quasi 1.400 casi in Francia. Il premier Castex: “Andiamo nella cattiva direzione, rischio…

Trump, che ha dovuto interrompere la conferenza stampa a causa di una sparatoria nelle vicinanze della Casa Bianca, continua a chiedere la riapertura delle scuole. In Australia, il Territorio del Nord ha annunciato la chiusura dei confini con gli Stati di Victoria e Nuovo Galles del Sud per almeno altri 18 mesi. Mentre Israele ha…

Is infrastructure an economic saviour or a white elephant? What COVID-19 can teach us about delivering big projects

Governments are banking on infrastructure projects to help the Australian economy recover from the coronavirus recession.Key points:State and federal governments have boosted spending on infrastructure in response to the COVID recessionIndustry super funds are also keen to start building infrastructure Opinion is divided on the economic effectiveness of infrastructure spendingWith almost $300 billion already committed…

Women who used cannabis during pregnancy were 1.5 times as most likely to have a child with autism, the biggest study of its kind...

Crystal Cox/Business Insider A large sample of women in Canada who used marijuana during pregnancy were 1 1/2 times as likely to have a child with autism as those who didn’t, a new study has found. The retrospective analysis, involving more than half a million women, follows past research suggesting pot use is linked to…

Coles exposes bold change to weekly specials catalogue

Coles has announced the end of its distribution of physical catalogues in favour of a digital channel designed to meet escalating demand for online services." data-reactid="12" type="text">Coles has announced the end of its distribution of physical catalogues in favour of a digital channel designed to meet escalating demand for online services.The supermarket revealed on Tuesday…

Australia seeks to vaccine-making capability

Australian manufacturers are being urged to tell the federal government if they could help reproduce a coronavirus vaccine. Submissions will be used to determine the national capacity to make and distribute the drug if an effective candidate is found. Industry Minister Karen Andrews said the government was aware of Australia's existing ability to produce vaccines.…

Victoria bleeding jobs before hard lockdown

stabilised in July, with some recoveries in NSW and Queensland, but Victoria experienced a new blowout in job losses, official payroll data show.While there was a 0.1 per cent slide in jobs across the country in the week to July 25, data from the Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed Victoria…