Greg Hunt

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Coalition accuses suppliers of misleading customers over ‘missing’ rapid antigen tests
Greg Hunt says government is being blamed when overcommitted suppliers can’t deliver, and false RAT claims will be reported to ACCC

Tory Shepherd

20, Jan, 2022 @11:39 PM

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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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‘Devastating’ cuts to Medicare telehealth leave rural psychiatric patients in the lurch
Psychiatrists criticise removal of item 288 for video psychiatric consults through GP referrals, saying it effectively ceases bulk-billed consultations for regional patients

Caitlin Cassidy

13, Jan, 2022 @9:28 PM

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Vulnerable Australians with Covid could miss out on lifesaving treatment due to testing delays
Sotrovimab must be given within five days of symptoms appearing, but doctors warn at-risk patients may not be identified in time

Tory Shepherd

06, Jan, 2022 @3:32 AM

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Telehealth changes ‘devastating’ for psychiatry patients in regional areas
Mental health workers fear for patients’ wellbeing after the federal government removes 50% loading for some rural psychiatric services

Tory Shepherd

03, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Millions more Australians to be eligible for Covid booster as interval cut to four months
Minimum interval cut from five to four months on 4 January, and reduced to three months on 31 January

Daniel Hurst

24, Dec, 2021 @1:36 AM

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One person dead after Sydney storm; NSW reports record 2,566 Covid cases; Victoria 1,240 – as it happened
Follow all the day’s news

Melissa Davey (now) and Justine Landis-Hanley (earlier)

19, Dec, 2021 @6:28 AM

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Greg Hunt says Australia unlikely to follow Netherlands and impose Covid lockdown
Federal health minister says circumstances in winter in Europe are very different

Katharine Murphy Political editor

19, Dec, 2021 @12:28 AM

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Why has Australia reduced the Covid vaccine booster shot wait time to five months?
Under the new timeframe, more than 4.1 million people will be eligible for a booster by 31 December

Guardian staff

12, Dec, 2021 @4:44 AM

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Trapped in travel limbo, visa holders consider giving up Australia to see family
Giorgia Di Girolamo and others are pleading for Australia to let them leave and return as they face another Christmas without family

Christopher Knaus

01, Dec, 2021 @11:08 PM

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Health minister Greg Hunt expected to quit politics at 2022 federal election
Hunt has held the seat of Flinders since 2001 and is yet to comment on reports of his potential retirement

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @4:42 AM

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What is the ‘safeguard mechanism’ and how is it supposed to reduce Australia’s carbon emissions?
Intended as a pollution cutting ‘stick’, government is now ‘trying to paint it orange and pretend it’s a carrot’, says one expert

Peter Hannam

17, Nov, 2021 @4:39 AM

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