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Australia news live update: 77 Covid deaths on deadliest day of pandemic; national medical stockpile activated; Victoria declares ‘code brown’ for hospitals
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Stephanie Convery (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

18, Jan, 2022 @5:29 AM

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Melbourne coffee roaster panned for offering free rapid antigen tests to ‘VIP’ customers
St Ali apologised for ‘inappropriate’ offer of two RATs with orders of coffee and merchandise of $159.99 after online backlash

Mostafa Rachwani

18, Jan, 2022 @4:50 AM

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‘People are spooked’: Australia’s January consumer confidence sinks to three-decade low over Omicron
As Covid cases surge Australians are avoiding spending, despite 2021 ending on an economic high

Peter Hannam

18, Jan, 2022 @3:18 AM

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Australia records highest daily Covid death toll since beginning of pandemic
Seventy-four deaths have been reported across the country, with 36 in NSW, 22 in Victoria and 16 in Queensland

Mostafa Rachwani

18, Jan, 2022 @3:15 AM

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On Australia’s deadliest day of Covid pandemic, experts say we don’t know enough about who is dying
Doctors say Australia must coordinate Covid-19 data nationally and pick up the game on testing, tracing, isolating and quarantining

Tory Shepherd

18, Jan, 2022 @2:55 AM

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How to move: with endometriosis
Regular exercise may help reduce the pain, inflammation and risk of getting endometriosis, say experts. But here are some things to consider

Natalie Parletta

17, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘Extreme stress’: Australian businesses risk going under due to impact of Omicron
Industry bodies say they face a ‘triple blow’ of staff shortages, a supply chain crunch resulting in higher costs and a sharp drop in consumer activity

Peter Hannam

17, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘Squandered any gains we made’: Australian GP clinics overwhelmed by rising Covid cases
Hit by staff shortages and tens of thousands of new cases daily, GPs remain under-resourced despite ‘enormous pressure’

Melissa Davey

17, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Rapid antigen tests: Australian consumers miss out as government and big business snap up supplies
Pharmacy Guild says huge orders diverting supplies away from consumers as Greg Hunt labels claim federal government is requisitioning tests ‘a plain lie’

Anne Davies

17, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Family of Indigenous man who died after being sent home from NSW hospital demands inquest
Ricky ‘Dougie’ Hampson Jr died within 18 hours of being discharged from Dubbo hospital, allegedly without a proper diagnosis

Natasha May

17, Jan, 2022 @8:56 AM

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‘Significant decrease’ in NSW Covid cases predicted as Victoria nears peak – as it happened
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Stephanie Convery and Caitlin Cassidy

17, Jan, 2022 @7:28 AM

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‘Outrageous’: retailers referred to AFP for price gouging rapid antigen tests
ACCC takes action on price markups after reports of retailers charging more than $30 for a single Covid-testing kit

Sarah Martin and Daniel Hurst

17, Jan, 2022 @2:47 AM

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