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Australia news live updates: nation records 71 Covid deaths; Labor blames Coalition’s renewables ‘policy chaos’ for power price spike
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

26, May, 2022 @5:04 AM

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Scenes of chaos witnessed at Queensland hospital in the hours before boy’s death
Five-year-old Hiyaan Kapil died early on Monday after being sent home from the Logan hospital

Joe Hinchliffe

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Deaths from drug use rose in first year of pandemic to rate not seen since Australia’s late 1990s peak
There were 1,842 drug-induced deaths in 2020, equivalent to five deaths a day, report finds

Caitlin Cassidy

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘As we head into winter, it’s an important consideration’: what’s the deal with vitamin D?
People who live in Australia’s southern states are at greater risk of being low in the hormone that packs a crucial health punch

Natalie Parletta

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Queensland to roll out simultaneous flu and Covid testing in line with NSW hospitals
Exclusive: Move comes two days after state announced free flu vaccines for the next month as cases rise

Tamsin Rose

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Independent candidate dismisses eligibility concerns – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

25, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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High-risk people eligible for second Covid booster vaccine under new Australian guidelines
From Monday about 1.5 million aged 16-64 qualify for fourth dose after updated advice that excludes people without serious risk factors

Paul Karp

25, May, 2022 @5:28 AM

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All Australians should be offered free flu vaccines to prevent ‘disaster’, experts say
Influenza cases rise amid ongoing high Covid infections and hospital pressure sparking calls to increase vaccination rates

Caitlin Cassidy

24, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘Can’t sit in the too-hard basket’: premiers push Anthony Albanese to overhaul health system
Dominic Perrottet says NSW will join other states in pushing for reform, while Daniel Andrews wants 50-50 split on hospital funding

Michael McGowan and Adeshola Ore

24, May, 2022 @7:28 AM

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NSW considers making flu vaccine free as ambulance demand reaches unprecedented levels
Rapid rise in cases prompts some pathology providers to include influenza tests as part of Covid PCR tests

Tamsin Rose

24, May, 2022 @5:11 AM

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Suicide attempts among Australia’s live performers rose over last two years, survey reveals
Depression and anxiety double that found in general population, mental health researchers find

Kelly Burke

24, May, 2022 @2:25 AM

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‘Postcode lottery’: access to abortions being hampered across Queensland years after decriminalisation
Support services say many face lengthy wait times, conflicting advice and long distances to clinics

Eden Gillespie

23, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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