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The federal government has imposed an immediate ban on Australian exports of alumina and aluminium shipments to Russia alongside a new suite of support measures for Ukraine.

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The federal government has imposed an immediate ban on Australian exports of alumina and aluminium shipments to Russia alongside a new suite of support measures for Ukraine.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this will reduce Russia's ability to produce weaponry, including guns, ammunition, and missiles.

"Our decision here should say very clearly to all companies operating in Australia, we are watching these things very, very carefully," he told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.

"It is vital that we ensure that we diversify away from providing any support to Russia, particularly at a time they are invading their neighbours."

Australia will donate military equipment and coal to the Ukrainian effort to defend their country from invasion while placing additional sanctions on Russia.

Following discussions between Mr Morrison, Defence Minister Peter Dutton and their Ukrainian counterparts, an additional $21 million worth of Australian Defence Force stock will seek to meet priority requests from Ukraine, the government announced on Sunday morning.

It comes on top of $70 million in military assistance Australia has already provided.

Australians who want to support those fleeing Ukraine will be able to make tax deductible donations to approved organisations supporting refugees in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.

Ukrainians fleeing the conflict who have arrived in Australia will also be able to apply for a three-year temporary humanitarian visa.

Australia will donate at least 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal for Ukraine's power stations and withhold bauxite, used to make aluminium, from Russia.

An additional $30 million in humanitarian assistance will focus on protecting displaced women and children and addressing food shortages.

Australian Council for International Development CEO Marc Purcell said NGOs would work with government on delivering the assistance through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership.

"This is a critical intervention for the Ukrainian people in their hour of need and a demonstration of solidarity with their plight," he said.

The aid announcement comes after China's Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng warned against the unimaginable consequences of forcing a major nuclear power "into a corner".

Mr Le told a Beijing security forum on Saturday the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation should also avoid expanding further towards Russia.

He said the sanctions against the country are "getting more and more outrageous" and will only harm ordinary citizens and the global economy.

"History has proven time and again that sanctions cannot solve problems," Mr Le said.

Australia is not a member of NATO but allies including the United States and United Kingdom are. view all
The federal government has imposed an immediate ban on Australian exports of alumina and aluminium shipments to Russia alongside a new suite of support measures for Ukraine.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this will reduce Russia's ability to produce weaponry, including guns, ammunition, and missiles.

"Our decision here should say very clearly to all companies operating in Australia, we are watching these things very, very carefully," he told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.

"It is vital that we ensure that we diversify away from providing any support to Russia, particularly at a time they are invading their neighbours."

Australia will donate military equipment and coal to the Ukrainian effort to defend their country from invasion while placing additional sanctions on Russia.

Following discussions between Mr Morrison, Defence Minister Peter Dutton and their Ukrainian counterparts, an additional $21 million worth of Australian Defence Force stock will seek to meet priority requests from Ukraine, the government announced on Sunday morning.

It comes on top of $70 million in military assistance Australia has already provided.

Australians who want to support those fleeing Ukraine will be able to make tax deductible donations to approved organisations supporting refugees in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary.

Ukrainians fleeing the conflict who have arrived in Australia will also be able to apply for a three-year temporary humanitarian visa.

Australia will donate at least 70,000 tonnes of thermal coal for Ukraine's power stations and withhold bauxite, used to make aluminium, from Russia.

An additional $30 million in humanitarian assistance will focus on protecting displaced women and children and addressing food shortages.

Australian Council for International Development CEO Marc Purcell said NGOs would work with government on delivering the assistance through the Australian Humanitarian Partnership.

"This is a critical intervention for the Ukrainian people in their hour of need and a demonstration of solidarity with their plight," he said.

The aid announcement comes after China's Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng warned against the unimaginable consequences of forcing a major nuclear power "into a corner".

Mr Le told a Beijing security forum on Saturday the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation should also avoid expanding further towards Russia.

He said the sanctions against the country are "getting more and more outrageous" and will only harm ordinary citizens and the global economy.

"History has proven time and again that sanctions cannot solve problems," Mr Le said.

Australia is not a member of NATO but allies including the United States and United Kingdom are.
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Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies in Gordonbrook Dam in Queensland's South Burnett region.

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Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies in Gordonbrook Dam in Queensland's South Burnett region.

A kayaker raised the alarm at about 3.30pm on Saturday after seeing the bodies floating around five metres from the shore of the dam, which lies about 235km northwest of Brisbane.

A crime scene has been declared and emergency services have retrieved the bodies.

Detectives at Kingaroy and Murgon are working to establish the identities of the pair and the circumstances of their deaths. view all
Police are investigating the discovery of two bodies in Gordonbrook Dam in Queensland's South Burnett region.

A kayaker raised the alarm at about 3.30pm on Saturday after seeing the bodies floating around five metres from the shore of the dam, which lies about 235km northwest of Brisbane.

A crime scene has been declared and emergency services have retrieved the bodies.

Detectives at Kingaroy and Murgon are working to establish the identities of the pair and the circumstances of their deaths.
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Health Minister Greg Hunt is optimistic about the future of the pandemic in Australia, saying the country's response to COVID-19 has beaten expectations.

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Health Minister Greg Hunt is optimistic about the future of the pandemic in Australia, saying the country's response to COVID-19 has beaten expectations.

The nation on Sunday recorded seven virus deaths and more than 40,400 new cases, while almost 2100 patients were in hospital with 102 in intensive care and 21 on ventilation, according to state and territory figures.

Mr Hunt, who's retiring at the upcoming federal election, believes Australia remains in an enviable position globally.

"We are a stronger and a better country than many acknowledge," he told Sky News on Sunday.

"The resilience of Australians, the fact that we have had one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world, one of the highest vaccination rates."

Mr Hunt said the federal government, the general population and thousands of nurses, doctors, pathologists and health sector workers had helped the country bounce back from COVID-19.

He said his one regret about the pandemic was not spending more time with his family.

"I've never been as good a dad as I would have liked to have been," Mr Hunt said.

"You try to be present, but even when you're there in person you may not be fully present because of the demands of the role, which is what you sign up for.

"But having said that, I leave optimistic about Australia."

His comments come after the COVID-19 outbreak intensified ramping at hospitals, particularly in NSW, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

Paramedics are planning industrial action against the NSW government on Monday by refusing to leave their posts to fill gaps at other ambulance stations.

The 24-hour action on Monday is part of ongoing union efforts to improve emergency responder staffing and pay.

"We're taking action to demand a better resourced service. We want a fairer workplace for Paramedics, and improved coverage and care for our communities," Australian Paramedics Association NSW president Chris Kastelan said in a statement on Sunday.

The union is pushing for an additional 1500 paramedics that it says are needed to turn around deteriorating ambulance response times across the state.

It also wants a pandemic payment, and a pay rise of more than 2.5 per cent.

Meanwhile in South Australia, a new Labor government has been elected partly after pledging to cut ramping times.

Incoming premier Peter Malinaukas will soon meet senior health officials and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens to discuss the state's health advice after winning the election on Saturday.

He also intends to amend SA's laws that impose restrictions and other measures including mask mandates, lockdowns and density limits.

"The act is not fit for purpose for a global pandemic that lasts for two years," Mr Malinaukas said.

In Victoria, the state government will offer subsidised and free TAFE courses to people looking to work in health care and other in-demand jobs.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the pandemic had highlighted the importance of skilling for the healthcare sector, as well as causing many people to reconsider their careers.

"If you want a job that really matters then now is the time to make a change," he said on Sunday.

The 10,000 extra TAFE places announced will cost about $61.6 million and won't be limited to healthcare courses. view all
Health Minister Greg Hunt is optimistic about the future of the pandemic in Australia, saying the country's response to COVID-19 has beaten expectations.

The nation on Sunday recorded seven virus deaths and more than 40,400 new cases, while almost 2100 patients were in hospital with 102 in intensive care and 21 on ventilation, according to state and territory figures.

Mr Hunt, who's retiring at the upcoming federal election, believes Australia remains in an enviable position globally.

"We are a stronger and a better country than many acknowledge," he told Sky News on Sunday.

"The resilience of Australians, the fact that we have had one of the lowest rates of loss of life in the world, one of the highest vaccination rates."

Mr Hunt said the federal government, the general population and thousands of nurses, doctors, pathologists and health sector workers had helped the country bounce back from COVID-19.

He said his one regret about the pandemic was not spending more time with his family.

"I've never been as good a dad as I would have liked to have been," Mr Hunt said.

"You try to be present, but even when you're there in person you may not be fully present because of the demands of the role, which is what you sign up for.

"But having said that, I leave optimistic about Australia."

His comments come after the COVID-19 outbreak intensified ramping at hospitals, particularly in NSW, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland.

Paramedics are planning industrial action against the NSW government on Monday by refusing to leave their posts to fill gaps at other ambulance stations.

The 24-hour action on Monday is part of ongoing union efforts to improve emergency responder staffing and pay.

"We're taking action to demand a better resourced service. We want a fairer workplace for Paramedics, and improved coverage and care for our communities," Australian Paramedics Association NSW president Chris Kastelan said in a statement on Sunday.

The union is pushing for an additional 1500 paramedics that it says are needed to turn around deteriorating ambulance response times across the state.

It also wants a pandemic payment, and a pay rise of more than 2.5 per cent.

Meanwhile in South Australia, a new Labor government has been elected partly after pledging to cut ramping times.

Incoming premier Peter Malinaukas will soon meet senior health officials and Police Commissioner Grant Stevens to discuss the state's health advice after winning the election on Saturday.

He also intends to amend SA's laws that impose restrictions and other measures including mask mandates, lockdowns and density limits.

"The act is not fit for purpose for a global pandemic that lasts for two years," Mr Malinaukas said.

In Victoria, the state government will offer subsidised and free TAFE courses to people looking to work in health care and other in-demand jobs.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the pandemic had highlighted the importance of skilling for the healthcare sector, as well as causing many people to reconsider their careers.

"If you want a job that really matters then now is the time to make a change," he said on Sunday.

The 10,000 extra TAFE places announced will cost about $61.6 million and won't be limited to healthcare courses.
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Scientists want to help Australia tap into a $90 billion global "circular economy" by finding new ways to recycle and reuse plastics.

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Scientists want to help Australia tap into a $90 billion global "circular economy" by finding new ways to recycle and reuse plastics.

CSIRO is aiming to cut Australia's plastic waste by 80 per cent by 2030 and build up a plastic alternatives industry while ending the importation of plastics.

The new mission involves a $50 million cash splash and will see CSIRO scientists work with other academic institutions and the government.

Scientists also hope to harness nature to help tackle waste by researching how meal worms eat plastic and synthetic materials derived from seaweed.

"Our mission will be the national catalyst for systematic change to tackle plastic pollution," mission lead Dr Deborah Lau said.

"It will drive a significant coordinated response across the innovation sector and bring science and technology to the forefront to help deliver a myriad of solutions to end plastic waste."

Australians use one million tonnes of single use plastic each year and only 12 per cent of that is recycled.

Three-quarters of plastic waste along Australia's coastline is single use plastics.

Some of the things researchers have already helped develop includes a real-time monitoring system of stormwater drains allowing workers to detect when too much rubbish has built up in a waste trap.

CSIRO will also partner with Murdoch University researchers under a new innovation hub, which is already looking at developing compostable bottles, caps and wrappers.

"Some bioplastics are already in the market but most need UV light to breakdown," university researcher Professor Daniel Murphy said.

"Our compostable bioplastics will breakdown in compost, landfill or in water, without leaving a trace."

Global demand for plastics is expected to double by 2040 with the plastic waste industry already valued at about $117 billion. view all
Scientists want to help Australia tap into a $90 billion global "circular economy" by finding new ways to recycle and reuse plastics.

CSIRO is aiming to cut Australia's plastic waste by 80 per cent by 2030 and build up a plastic alternatives industry while ending the importation of plastics.

The new mission involves a $50 million cash splash and will see CSIRO scientists work with other academic institutions and the government.

Scientists also hope to harness nature to help tackle waste by researching how meal worms eat plastic and synthetic materials derived from seaweed.

"Our mission will be the national catalyst for systematic change to tackle plastic pollution," mission lead Dr Deborah Lau said.

"It will drive a significant coordinated response across the innovation sector and bring science and technology to the forefront to help deliver a myriad of solutions to end plastic waste."

Australians use one million tonnes of single use plastic each year and only 12 per cent of that is recycled.

Three-quarters of plastic waste along Australia's coastline is single use plastics.

Some of the things researchers have already helped develop includes a real-time monitoring system of stormwater drains allowing workers to detect when too much rubbish has built up in a waste trap.

CSIRO will also partner with Murdoch University researchers under a new innovation hub, which is already looking at developing compostable bottles, caps and wrappers.

"Some bioplastics are already in the market but most need UV light to breakdown," university researcher Professor Daniel Murphy said.

"Our compostable bioplastics will breakdown in compost, landfill or in water, without leaving a trace."

Global demand for plastics is expected to double by 2040 with the plastic waste industry already valued at about $117 billion.
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Canberrans are being reminded to avoid wild mushrooms after a young child who ingested a death cap mushroom was hospitalised.

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Canberrans are being reminded to avoid wild mushrooms after a young child who ingested a death cap mushroom was hospitalised.

Acting ACT chief health officer Dr Vanessa Johnston said the child presented to a hospital emergency department on Friday.

ACT Health could not confirm the child's condition, but Dr Johnston said it was reminder for people to be careful around wild mushrooms.

"As the name suggests, death cap mushrooms can be deadly and all parts of the mushroom are poisonous whether they have been cooked or not," she said.

"Eating wild mushrooms is just not worth the risk. Don't eat mushrooms you have found in the wild, and only purchase mushrooms from a reputable supplier."

The ACT government undertakes routine site inspections at known, high yielding sites on a weekly basis between February and June.

Death cap mushrooms were on Friday detected around Canberra and removed.

The deadly mushrooms often grow near established oak trees and can easily be mistaken for edible mushrooms.

Wild mushrooms should not be touched with bare hands, and children and animals should be kept away from them.

Anyone who finds mushrooms in their yard should wear disposable gloves to remove and dispose of them.

People should urgently attend an emergency department if they believe they've eaten a wild mushroom.

They should also take any remaining mushroom to the hospital for identification.

Symptoms of poisoning generally occur 6 to 24 hours after eating mushrooms, and include pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea. view all
Canberrans are being reminded to avoid wild mushrooms after a young child who ingested a death cap mushroom was hospitalised.

Acting ACT chief health officer Dr Vanessa Johnston said the child presented to a hospital emergency department on Friday.

ACT Health could not confirm the child's condition, but Dr Johnston said it was reminder for people to be careful around wild mushrooms.

"As the name suggests, death cap mushrooms can be deadly and all parts of the mushroom are poisonous whether they have been cooked or not," she said.

"Eating wild mushrooms is just not worth the risk. Don't eat mushrooms you have found in the wild, and only purchase mushrooms from a reputable supplier."

The ACT government undertakes routine site inspections at known, high yielding sites on a weekly basis between February and June.

Death cap mushrooms were on Friday detected around Canberra and removed.

The deadly mushrooms often grow near established oak trees and can easily be mistaken for edible mushrooms.

Wild mushrooms should not be touched with bare hands, and children and animals should be kept away from them.

Anyone who finds mushrooms in their yard should wear disposable gloves to remove and dispose of them.

People should urgently attend an emergency department if they believe they've eaten a wild mushroom.

They should also take any remaining mushroom to the hospital for identification.

Symptoms of poisoning generally occur 6 to 24 hours after eating mushrooms, and include pains, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
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Australian researchers have discovered a way to transform the delivery of chemotherapy, potentially curtailing toxic side effects for thousands of cancer patients.

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Australian researchers have discovered a way to transform the delivery of chemotherapy, potentially curtailing toxic side effects for thousands of cancer patients.

The key to the world-first find is the use of nanomedicines - drugs hidden within nanoscopic fatty membranes or liposomes - which have the ability to more accurately target tumours rather than surrounding tissue.

Scientists at the University of South Australia say the delivery of frequently used chemotherapy drug 5-FU or Fluorouracil is 100 per cent more effective when administered using an optimised liposomal formulation.

Employing a minimally invasive sampling technique known as micro-dialysis, they have been able to demonstrate the biodistribution of 5-FU in a way not possible with traditional imaging approaches.

Lead researcher and co-director at UniSA's Centre for Pharmaceutical Innovation, Professor Clive Prestidge, says the advance could alter the quality of cancer treatment across the board.

"Chemotherapy is regularly administered to treat many different types of cancers, including breast and colon cancers but one of the major setbacks of 5-FU is that it does not distribute well to tumour issues and can cause high levels of off-target damage," he said.

"As a result, many patients suffer adverse effects and can get very sick during treatment."

Prof Prestidge says liposomal formulations present great opportunities for safer, more effective medications because they prolong the retention of encapsulated drugs.

However optimising them for chemotherapy has long proved a challenge.

"Our micro-dialysis approach is the first to quantify how liposomal-specific delivery of 5-FU can reduce tumour growth with fewer toxic side effects," he said.

"It has the potential to dramatically transform many cancer treatments and deliver better outcomes for people with cancer."

With cancers accounting for almost 10 million - or one in six - fatalities worldwide, about 150,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia annually.

Chemotherapy is regularly used to treat them, with 5-FU among the most widely used drugs.

Its side effects can include nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hair loss, diarrhoea or constipation, weight fluctuations, frequent infections and mouth sores. view all
Australian researchers have discovered a way to transform the delivery of chemotherapy, potentially curtailing toxic side effects for thousands of cancer patients.

The key to the world-first find is the use of nanomedicines - drugs hidden within nanoscopic fatty membranes or liposomes - which have the ability to more accurately target tumours rather than surrounding tissue.

Scientists at the University of South Australia say the delivery of frequently used chemotherapy drug 5-FU or Fluorouracil is 100 per cent more effective when administered using an optimised liposomal formulation.

Employing a minimally invasive sampling technique known as micro-dialysis, they have been able to demonstrate the biodistribution of 5-FU in a way not possible with traditional imaging approaches.

Lead researcher and co-director at UniSA's Centre for Pharmaceutical Innovation, Professor Clive Prestidge, says the advance could alter the quality of cancer treatment across the board.

"Chemotherapy is regularly administered to treat many different types of cancers, including breast and colon cancers but one of the major setbacks of 5-FU is that it does not distribute well to tumour issues and can cause high levels of off-target damage," he said.

"As a result, many patients suffer adverse effects and can get very sick during treatment."

Prof Prestidge says liposomal formulations present great opportunities for safer, more effective medications because they prolong the retention of encapsulated drugs.

However optimising them for chemotherapy has long proved a challenge.

"Our micro-dialysis approach is the first to quantify how liposomal-specific delivery of 5-FU can reduce tumour growth with fewer toxic side effects," he said.

"It has the potential to dramatically transform many cancer treatments and deliver better outcomes for people with cancer."

With cancers accounting for almost 10 million - or one in six - fatalities worldwide, about 150,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia annually.

Chemotherapy is regularly used to treat them, with 5-FU among the most widely used drugs.

Its side effects can include nausea and vomiting, fatigue, hair loss, diarrhoea or constipation, weight fluctuations, frequent infections and mouth sores.
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Support for mental health will be one the key planks of the federal budget in just over a week's time, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.

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Support for mental health will be one the key planks of the federal budget in just over a week's time, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.

Mr Hunt says mental health is one of the four pillars of Australia's long-term national health plan.

The other areas are primary care with a strong focus on access to new medicines and better treatments to aid doctors, support for hospitals and private health insurance, and medical research.

He said there will be a focus on youth suicide.

"Despite all the expectations, because of what we were able to do in tailored support for mental health we had a reduction in suicide in Australia of five per cent in 2020 - we are still waiting on the final figures for 2021," Mr Hunt told Sky News' Sunday Agenda program.

"We want to see it go lower, we want to see it head towards zero."

Details on the mental health support will be released in the March 29 budget.

However, the Morrison government will spend more than $315 million over four years to extend its national ice action strategy in the ongoing fight to reduce the impact of ice, other drugs and alcohol.

This investment comes alongside an additional $27.9 million being committed to support other critical drug and alcohol treatment projects in areas of identified need.

"For too many Australians, illegal drugs are still an insidious scourge on our community, robbing families of their loved ones," Mr Hunt said.

"The Morrison government is committed to building safe and healthy communities, reducing the impacts and harms of drug and alcohol use for individuals, their families and their communities."

National wastewater drug monitoring shows methamphetamine use has reduced for the second consecutive year.

Mr Hunt said while this was a good sign, there is still work to be done.

Additionally, the government is providing $28.1 million to establish a new agency - Genomics Australia - to support the integration of genomic medicine as a standard of healthcare in Australia.

"Genomic health technologies have the potential to reshape clinical practice and change the way we prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor illness throughout each person's life," Mr Hunt said.

Genomics Australia will be chaired by Professor Kathryn North. view all
Support for mental health will be one the key planks of the federal budget in just over a week's time, Health Minister Greg Hunt says.

Mr Hunt says mental health is one of the four pillars of Australia's long-term national health plan.

The other areas are primary care with a strong focus on access to new medicines and better treatments to aid doctors, support for hospitals and private health insurance, and medical research.

He said there will be a focus on youth suicide.

"Despite all the expectations, because of what we were able to do in tailored support for mental health we had a reduction in suicide in Australia of five per cent in 2020 - we are still waiting on the final figures for 2021," Mr Hunt told Sky News' Sunday Agenda program.

"We want to see it go lower, we want to see it head towards zero."

Details on the mental health support will be released in the March 29 budget.

However, the Morrison government will spend more than $315 million over four years to extend its national ice action strategy in the ongoing fight to reduce the impact of ice, other drugs and alcohol.

This investment comes alongside an additional $27.9 million being committed to support other critical drug and alcohol treatment projects in areas of identified need.

"For too many Australians, illegal drugs are still an insidious scourge on our community, robbing families of their loved ones," Mr Hunt said.

"The Morrison government is committed to building safe and healthy communities, reducing the impacts and harms of drug and alcohol use for individuals, their families and their communities."

National wastewater drug monitoring shows methamphetamine use has reduced for the second consecutive year.

Mr Hunt said while this was a good sign, there is still work to be done.

Additionally, the government is providing $28.1 million to establish a new agency - Genomics Australia - to support the integration of genomic medicine as a standard of healthcare in Australia.

"Genomic health technologies have the potential to reshape clinical practice and change the way we prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor illness throughout each person's life," Mr Hunt said.

Genomics Australia will be chaired by Professor Kathryn North.
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Victorians looking to retrain for work in the healthcare sector and other in-demand jobs following the pandemic will be offered subsidised and free TAFE courses.

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Victorians looking to retrain for work in the healthcare sector and other in-demand jobs following the pandemic will be offered subsidised and free TAFE courses.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the pandemic had highlighted the importance of skilling for the healthcare sector, as well as causing many people to reconsider their careers.

"If you want a job that really matters then now is the time to make a change," he said on Sunday.

The announcement came as Victoria recorded another 6694 cases, but no deaths.

There are 215 people in hospital and 21 in ICU, with six on ventilation.

Some 63.8 per cent of those aged over 18 have received a third vaccine dose.

The 10,000 extra TAFE places announced will cost about $61.6 million but won't only be limited to healthcare courses.

Victoria offers free training at TAFE for select courses for eligible students including people under 20, unemployed people or those looking to reskill and change careers.

About 900 students per year will be able to train at the Kangan Institute's Essendon health hub when it opens in June, with new nursing and pathology simulation labs part of the construction. view all
Victorians looking to retrain for work in the healthcare sector and other in-demand jobs following the pandemic will be offered subsidised and free TAFE courses.

Premier Daniel Andrews said the pandemic had highlighted the importance of skilling for the healthcare sector, as well as causing many people to reconsider their careers.

"If you want a job that really matters then now is the time to make a change," he said on Sunday.

The announcement came as Victoria recorded another 6694 cases, but no deaths.

There are 215 people in hospital and 21 in ICU, with six on ventilation.

Some 63.8 per cent of those aged over 18 have received a third vaccine dose.

The 10,000 extra TAFE places announced will cost about $61.6 million but won't only be limited to healthcare courses.

Victoria offers free training at TAFE for select courses for eligible students including people under 20, unemployed people or those looking to reskill and change careers.

About 900 students per year will be able to train at the Kangan Institute's Essendon health hub when it opens in June, with new nursing and pathology simulation labs part of the construction.
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The bodies of a man and woman found floating in a dam in Queensland's South Burnett region are believed to be a local couple.

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The bodies of a man and woman found floating in a dam in Queensland's South Burnett region are believed to be a local couple.

Police believe they've identified the two bodies found in the Gordonbrook Dam, about 250km northwest of Brisbane, at 3.30pm on Saturday.

"The identities of the couple are yet to be confirmed however they are believed to be a local man aged in his fifties and a local woman aged in her late forties," detectives said in a statement on Sunday.

Their white 2004 Holden Commodore station wagon has also been found parked near the picnic area at the dam.

Police said the car is believed to have been there since at least February 22.

They've called for anyone who has seen the car or the couple in recent weeks to contact them. view all
The bodies of a man and woman found floating in a dam in Queensland's South Burnett region are believed to be a local couple.

Police believe they've identified the two bodies found in the Gordonbrook Dam, about 250km northwest of Brisbane, at 3.30pm on Saturday.

"The identities of the couple are yet to be confirmed however they are believed to be a local man aged in his fifties and a local woman aged in her late forties," detectives said in a statement on Sunday.

Their white 2004 Holden Commodore station wagon has also been found parked near the picnic area at the dam.

Police said the car is believed to have been there since at least February 22.

They've called for anyone who has seen the car or the couple in recent weeks to contact them.
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Western Australia trials non-TGA approved COVID testing

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Western Australia trials non-TGA approved COVID testing. https://bit.ly/3u7wqwB
Western Australia trials non-TGA approved COVID testing. https://bit.ly/3u7wqwB
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Anyone else notice how Morrison lied?

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New Zealand cutting fuel excise for three months,Bold choices. Maybe subsidise EVs, bikes, and other non petrol options in three months time?

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How would you feel if when Ukrainian refugees come to Australia seeking asylum we placed them in an immigration detention centre for fleeing war and saving their lives?

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I still wake up every day wondering how this man could be elected Prime Minister of Australia. Why?

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Is anyone else feeling that the media reaction to Warnie's death has been excessive . . ?

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Businesses in Perth (and Mayor Basil) wanting an end date to current restrictions. Umm, how about you ask Omicron that?

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Highlighting that torture is happening in an inner city Melbourne Hotel, Park Hotel is apparently more heinous than the torture itself

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Highlighting that torture is happening in an inner city Melbourne Hotel, Park Hotel is apparently more heinous than the torture itself. The owners should be prosecuted for profiting from suffering. Not Australians speaking out for basic human rights. view all
Highlighting that torture is happening in an inner city Melbourne Hotel, Park Hotel is apparently more heinous than the torture itself. The owners should be prosecuted for profiting from suffering. Not Australians speaking out for basic human rights.
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Perfects Student Housing Melbourne

To Rent·To Sharehenrythomas wrote the post • 0 comments • 145 views • 2022-03-10 23:18 • added this tag no more than 24h

Are you really interested in booking of Student Accommodation Melbourne, then University Living helps you in the booking of student flats, apartments, studios & ensuite rooms near the campus of University. University Living gives a discount on every booking of the property. view all
Are you really interested in booking of Student Accommodation Melbourne, then University Living helps you in the booking of student flats, apartments, studios & ensuite rooms near the campus of University. University Living gives a discount on every booking of the property.
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how is it that a state of emergency hasn’t been declared for large parts of northern NSW and Sydney?

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Where have the hundreds of army helicopters gone? Why are they not helping the flood victims on the North Coast ?

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Personal Assistant

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Assist the department head to maintain old customers and develop new customers, assist in promoting the company's brand, accept interns and inexperienced personnel, but require honesty and trustworthiness.
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Assist the department head to maintain old customers and develop new customers, assist in promoting the company's brand, accept interns and inexperienced personnel, but require honesty and trustworthiness.
100$/hr
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Recruitment Office Assistant

Part timeMichelleAvival wrote the post • 0 comments • 167 views • 2022-03-06 08:01 • added this tag no more than 24h

We need to recruit several office assistants to assist department heads in daily work. The job content is simple, the job is stable, and the income is considerable. You can work part-time or full-time.
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We need to recruit several office assistants to assist department heads in daily work. The job content is simple, the job is stable, and the income is considerable. You can work part-time or full-time.
Drop me a line if you're interested, or message my working software. telegram: https://t.me/Britney66347
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Perfect Furnished Student Housing Perth

Houseshenrythomas wrote the post • 0 comments • 134 views • 2022-03-05 00:31 • added this tag no more than 24h

Book Your Own Student Accommodation Perth with University Living Because You have to Stay for a Long Time Until Your Course has been Completed. and we provide best offers So Please Feel Free to Contact Us. view all
Book Your Own Student Accommodation Perth with University Living Because You have to Stay for a Long Time Until Your Course has been Completed. and we provide best offers So Please Feel Free to Contact Us.
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Long Term Booking of Student Housing Canberra

To Rent·To Sharehenrythomas wrote the post • 0 comments • 150 views • 2022-02-24 19:36 • added this tag no more than 24h

We are offering on rent Student Accommodation Canberra at an affordable rents. We have limited rooms of Student Housing for the booking. University Living has the authority to book rooms directly because we are a student Housing company in Australia. view all
We are offering on rent Student Accommodation Canberra at an affordable rents. We have limited rooms of Student Housing for the booking. University Living has the authority to book rooms directly because we are a student Housing company in Australia.
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Luxurious Student Rooms Brisbane

To Rent·To Sharehenrythomas wrote the post • 0 comments • 148 views • 2022-02-24 18:29 • added this tag no more than 24h

We are the best student accommodation provider in Student Accommodation Brisbane at the cheapest price. No any hidden charge in booking of the amount, all charges will be included in your bills. University Living is an upcoming growing student accommodation company in Student Accommodation Brisbane, Australia. view all
We are the best student accommodation provider in Student Accommodation Brisbane at the cheapest price. No any hidden charge in booking of the amount, all charges will be included in your bills. University Living is an upcoming growing student accommodation company in Student Accommodation Brisbane, Australia.
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Premium Student Housing Perth

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Are you looking for Student Accommodation Perth. University Living provides luxurious properties in student flats, apartments, studios, and ensuite rooms on rent at Student Accommodation Perth. When you feel free then contact us. view all
Are you looking for Student Accommodation Perth. University Living provides luxurious properties in student flats, apartments, studios, and ensuite rooms on rent at Student Accommodation Perth. When you feel free then contact us.
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Premium Student Housing Melbourne

To Rent·To Sharehenrythomas wrote the post • 0 comments • 134 views • 2022-02-23 14:04 • added this tag no more than 24h

We are offering on rent Student Accommodation Melbourne at an affordable price. We have limited rooms of Student Accommodation for the booking. University Living has the authority to book rooms directly because we are a student accommodation company in Australia. view all
We are offering on rent Student Accommodation Melbourne at an affordable price. We have limited rooms of Student Accommodation for the booking. University Living has the authority to book rooms directly because we are a student accommodation company in Australia.