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Queensland relaxes COVID rules for aged care, weddings

Larger groups of Queenslanders will be able to hit the dancefloor at weddings after the state clocked up 36 days without COVID-19 community transmission. Aged care facility residents will also be allowed to go on excursions as the state’s health ...

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Elderly, healthcare workers among first for jab

Elderly Australians, people with chronic illness and healthcare workers will be first in line once a coronavirus vaccine is available. Deputy chief medical officer Michael Kidd reassured Australians a vaccine will not be made available until one is safe and ...

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Aged care COVID class action in court

A judge has flagged issues involving a lawsuit against a Melbourne nursing home where nearly 40 people have died. Sebestian Angello is leading the civil claim against Heritage Care, which owns the Epping Gardens Aged Care home where his 92-year-old ...

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Budget 2020-21: the sector reacts

The coronavirus pandemic and aged care were two of the big ticket items in last night’s Budget. One of the aged care centrepieces was $1.6 billion for 23,000 additional home care packages. There was also $81 million for additional surge ...

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