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Keating pitches HECS-style aged care loans

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has told the aged care royal commission it should consider recommending a HECS-style loan for older Australians to pay for their care. At today's hearing, Keating said the approach was superior to a pre-funding model, ...

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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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Girl refused bed before she died from flu

A toddler who had become "floppy and blue" and was rushed to a Sydney hospital was originally refused a bed by two separate nurses, an inquest has heard. Less than 24-hours after Caitlin Cruz arrived at Westmead Children's Hospital in ...

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