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Virus focus turns to healthcare workers

Governments and medical experts have agreed to throw more resources at stemming the high rate of coronavirus infections among healthcare workers. The boost comes as senior figures talked down the impact of a research pause on a promising British-designed vaccine ...

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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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Morrison rejects aged care tax trade-off

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has ruled out introducing an income tax hike to cover the cost of providing aged care. A report ordered by the aged care royal commission has found either a one per cent tax increase or a ...

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Audits of home care providers lagging

Audits of home care providers have declined due to low staffing despite the regulator receiving millions in funding to boost monitoring, a royal commission has heard. The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission also noted an increase in checks on ...

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