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Nauru mental health conditions at ‘inhumane’ levels

Mental health conditions have developed to "inhumane" levels in an Australian offshore detention centre, with 60 per cent of refugees on Nauru experiencing suicidal thoughts, a humanitarian group says. Medecins Sans Frontieres said in a report that 30 per cent ...

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New breast milk bank makes first deliveries

Hundreds of premature babies across NSW will now have access to donated breast milk, following the launch of the first state-wide milk bank. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service has made its first delivery of donated pasteurised breast milk to ...

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Melbourne nurse attacker pleads guilty

A man who viciously attacked an off-duty nurse in a Melbourne park says he was trying to make a citizen's arrest. Darrin Winston Ludowyke, 50, pleaded guilty to the November 2017 assault at Ringwood Magistrates Court on Tuesday. He claimed ...

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Queensland nurse hailed for helping officer

A Queensland nurse and police officer have been hailed for stopping an armed robber who went on the attack while under guard in hospital. Tyson Jessen, 28, was shot dead by senior constable Leesa Richardson at Ipswich Hospital on November ...

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