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PM details $1.7b deal for COVID-19 vaccines

Australians will get free access to a COVID-19 vaccine in 2021 under a $1.7 billion supply and production agreement between government and pharmaceutical companies. Under the agreement, the University of Oxford-AstraZeneca and the University of Queensland-CSL will provide more than ...

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Is there an alternative future for aged care?

The coronavirus has been described as a cunning and invisible enemy by virologists and politicians. They should know what it takes! As its genetic code compels it to continually reproduce to survive, the virus effectively seeks out whatever opportunity it ...

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Aged care workers to get pandemic leave

Casual aged care workers will be eligible for paid pandemic leave after a Fair Work Commission decision to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The ruling grants paid pandemic leave to staff working in residential aged care under the ...

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