Sweeping mental health reforms in NSW announced after Miriam Merton’s death

Sweeping mental health reforms in NSW announced after Miriam Merton’s death

Posted May 11, 2018 10:48:22 Mental health units and emergency departments across New South Wales will have 24-hour supervision under a government plan to improve psychiatric care and address damning findings of a review into the sector. Key points: NSW Government ordered an inquiry last year after the death of …

Replacement for outgoing SA Health chief announced

Replacement for outgoing SA Health chief announced

Posted April 19, 2018 19:38:10 The South Australian Liberal Government has moved swiftly to replace the head of the state’s Health Department, confirming the rumoured appointment of West Australian Christopher McGowan. Premier Steven Marshall said Dr McGowan, the current chief executive of health provider Silver Chain, had long-standing experience in …

Australia’s top-ranked tennis player Ashleigh Barty announced as Indigenous ambassador

Australia’s top-ranked tennis player Ashleigh Barty announced as Indigenous ambassador

Updated April 14, 2018 14:47:55 Photo: Ashleigh Barty wants to get more Indigenous kids playing tennis. (ABC News: Mitch Abram) Related Story: Aboriginal youth award winner calls for more remote cricket Australia’s top-ranked tennis player, Ashleigh Barty, will become Tennis Australia’s Indigenous ambassador, as part of a push to promote …

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike

Rural fire service announced for WA in wake of Yarloop blaze, funded by levy hike

Updated April 13, 2018 16:05:51 Photo: The 2015 Yarloop bushfire sparked the decision to establish the rural fire division. (AAP/DFES) A specialist division will be set up within Western Australia’s emergency services agency to deal with rural bushfires in the wake of the devastating 2016 Yarloop blaze. The State Government …

Live sheep exports review announced by Federal Government after Emanuel Exports footage

Live sheep exports review announced by Federal Government after Emanuel Exports footage

Updated April 10, 2018 16:04:35 Video: Vision of cramped conditions on board live export ship (ABC News) Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has announced a review into the northern summer live sheep export trade following the deaths of thousands of sheep on a ship bound for the Middle East. About …