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ACT expands free abortion scheme

The Australian Capital Territory Government has announced free abortion will expand to some general practices in the territory. Since last year, Canberrans have been able to access free abortions but only at one location in the city. The government has ...

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Aged care nurses call for accountability

Around 60 aged care nurses and carers from across Australia travelled to Canberra to address "ongoing failures" by providers, and to call for accountability. The group stood together to call out aged care providers, saying "they can't be trusted" to ...

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WA abortion laws reformed

Western Australia's new abortion laws came into effect last Wednesday, six months after they were passed last year. Abortion has officially been removed from WA's criminal code, putting an end to clinically unnecessary barriers, and improving access to reproductive healthcare ...

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Vic nurses and midwives threaten to strike

After unanimously rejecting the government's wage and conditions offer, Victorian nurses and midwives have threatened to walk off the job following the start of protected industrial action by union members. On Thursday, Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) members voted ...

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Tough cold and flu season ahead

The forthcoming flu season is forecast to be just as bad or worse than 2023, with one in three people tipped to get a cold or influenza. Flu cases are already double the weekly rate of last year, but one ...

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