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SA ambulance ramping hits near-record levels

South Australian public hospitals have reached near-record ambulance ramping levels, with the government citing "extreme pressure on the health system". According to figures provided by SA Health, patients spent 4095 hours on the ramp in March – almost reaching November's ...

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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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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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Qld nurses rally for their jobs amid vaccine refusal

Nurses dismissed for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine rallied outside a major Queensland hospital, demanding re-employment. Dozens of nurses and midwives waved placards outside Gold Coast University Hospital on Saturday, following leaked Qld Health emails in The Courier Mail revealed a ...

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