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Indian Australian business and community leaders call on the government to reverse its drastic ban on arrivals from India

Indian Australian business groups and other community leaders have spoken out in opposition to the Australian government’s ban on arrivals from India. The public comments come in advance of a meeting with Australian immigration minister Alex Hawke on Wednesday. The ban is currently blocking 9,000 Australian citizens, including 650 considered […]
Indian Australian business and community leaders call on the government to reverse its drastic ban on arrivals from India
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Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned national borders may not reopen even with 100% vaccination — and experts say the economic fallout could be significant

Health Minister Greg Hunt warns that international borders might not reopen even if the entire population is vaccinated at a news conference on Tuesday. “If the whole country were vaccinated, you couldn’t just open the borders,” Hunt said. Indefinitely-closed borders could have major ramifications for Australian businesses and the economy, […]
Health Minister Greg Hunt has warned national borders may not reopen even with 100% vaccination — and experts say the economic fallout could be significant
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More than half a million Australians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 – but the rollout is still 3.5 million doses behind the original March target

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccine program has administered 541,761 doses as of Sunday, the Department of Health states. That’s well short of Australia’s initial goal of 4 million vaccinations by the end of the month. Australia’s vaccine rollout lags behind other comparable nations, and will require a rapid acceleration to meet October […]
More than half a million Australians have been vaccinated against COVID-19 – but the rollout is still 3.5 million doses behind the original March target
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‘I respectfully disagree’: Health Minister Greg Hunt defends Australia’s troubled vaccine booking site after GP clinics were inundated

Leading healthcare representatives have called for patience and calm, after yesterday’s Federal Government vaccine booking website launch saw clinics inundated with booking requests they could not accept. Health Minister Greg Hunt today disputed claims the launch was troubled, saying every clinic listed on the site has placed vaccine orders. But […]
‘I respectfully disagree’: Health Minister Greg Hunt defends Australia’s troubled vaccine booking site after GP clinics were inundated
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Inside Australia’s ‘doomsday network’ – warehouses across the country packed with vaccines, specialised drugs and protective equipment

In nondescript warehouses across the country, a $1 billion element of Australia’s defences against terrorist or biological attacks, pandemics and natural catastrophes is stacked to rafters in boxes officials hope will never need to be opened. The Morrison government’s decision this week to release 1 million extra face masks into […]
Inside Australia’s ‘doomsday network’ – warehouses across the country packed with vaccines, specialised drugs and protective equipment
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Health Minister Greg Hunt has promised tougher privacy protections for the government’s controversial national online records scheme

The Australian government is creating a national online database known as My Health Record, capable of storing your entire medical history. Growing concerns about the ability of government agencies to access the information without a warrant led Health Minister Greg Hunt to announcement changes to the legislation to increase privacy. […]
Health Minister Greg Hunt has promised tougher privacy protections for the government’s controversial national online records scheme
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Australia just received its first import of legal cannabis

The first two commercial batches of medicinal cannabis in Australia have arrived in Perth and Melbourne. Both shipments originate from Canada and are to be held by Health House International in Western Australia and Pharmaceutical Packaging Professionals in Victoria, according to federal health minister Greg Hunt. “Children suffering from epilepsy […]
Australia just received its first import of legal cannabis
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A NSW startup has partnered with the CSIRO to make razor-thin solar panels

The Australian government has just plunged $1.6 million to help realise the dream of miniaturising solar panels into thin plastic sheets. The Turnbull government on Wednesday announced the investment would be ploughed into CSIRO’s new collaboration with two private companies, in a venture labelled a “world-first”. “If successful, the two-year […]
A NSW startup has partnered with the CSIRO to make razor-thin solar panels