Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system

Prescription abuse alerts spike, prompting urgent calls for national drug monitoring system

Posted May 09, 2018 06:56:06 Australia’s peak doctors’ group has warned of the urgent need for real-time prescription monitoring to be introduced, as Federal Government data shows a spike in drug abuse alerts. The number of prescription drug abuse alerts in Australia rose by 26 per cent in 2017, with …

‘Not a good look’: Calls for transparency after Liberal Party donor wins Pacific cable contract

‘Not a good look’: Calls for transparency after Liberal Party donor wins Pacific cable contract

Posted May 08, 2018 13:53:28 The Federal Government has been called on to publicly explain its decision to award a multi-million-dollar contract to a company that has previously donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Liberal Party. Key points: Vocus won the $2.8 million contract late last year through …

NSW Attorney-General calls for review of sexual consent laws following Four Corners program

NSW Attorney-General calls for review of sexual consent laws following Four Corners program

Updated May 08, 2018 08:40:22 Related Story: ‘I am that girl’: The young woman whose rape case put consent on trial The New South Wales Government has referred the state’s consent laws to the Law Reform Commission, following a Four Corners investigation into a high-profile sexual assault case. Sydney man …

Peter Costello criticises Coalition budget strategy and calls for income tax cuts | Australia news

The former Liberal treasurer Peter Costello says the Turnbull government ought to consider giving tax cuts to the “forgotten people” in Australia who earn around $100,000 and $200,000, saying they haven’t had a tax cut in a decade. He also warned the Coalition government would probably fail to reduce Australia’s …

Telstra apologises to house fire victims whose triple-0 calls went unanswered

Telstra apologises to house fire victims whose triple-0 calls went unanswered

Updated May 06, 2018 17:29:53 A couple whose calls to triple-0 to report a fire were not answered during Friday’s national outage, prompting a mad dash to the nearest fire station, have received an apology from Telstra CEO Andy Penn. Mary Ann Gongon was forced to jump in her car …

Telstra facing questions over damaged cable that let triple-0 calls go unanswered

Telstra facing questions over damaged cable that let triple-0 calls go unanswered

Updated May 04, 2018 14:18:11 Telstra is under pressure to explain how damage to one cable in regional New South Wales overnight let triple-0 calls from around Australia go unanswered. The cable, one of the network’s three major links nationally, was cut in the early hours of the morning. It …

Sue Gaudion’s #wakeupnetball plea calls on netball fans to tune in to Super Netball on TV

Sue Gaudion’s #wakeupnetball plea calls on netball fans to tune in to Super Netball on TV

Posted May 04, 2018 11:13:29 External Link: Sue Gaudion’s #wakeupnetball Facebook Live video Respected netball commentator and coach Sue Gaudion’s impassioned plea for netball fans to convert their millions of participants into eyeballs on TV appears to have hit the right note. Key points: Sue Gaudion says mooted changes to …

Live sheep exports: Labor calls for a complete ban, wants processing to happen within Australia

Live sheep exports: Labor calls for a complete ban, wants processing to happen within Australia

Posted May 03, 2018 12:03:09 The future of live sheep exports is in further doubt with the Federal Opposition now calling for a complete ban on the industry. Yesterday, ABC revealed that an exporter warned the Government about the catastrophic risk of sending sheep on old ships last year. Those …

Emmanuel Macron calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show ‘power of conviction’ in fighting climate change

Emmanuel Macron calls on Malcolm Turnbull to show ‘power of conviction’ in fighting climate change

Updated May 02, 2018 08:59:42 French President Emmanuel Macron has issued a challenge to Australia to lift its game when it comes to tackling climate change. Key points: Mr Macron spoke of his concern about the effect of climate change on Pacific nations France has deep interests in the Pacific, …

Share the Dignity ACT calls for more tampon and pad donations to help disadvantaged women

Share the Dignity ACT calls for more tampon and pad donations to help disadvantaged women

Updated April 28, 2018 09:23:13 Photo: Share the Dignity has fallen well short of its April collection target. (Supplied) Periods are inconvenient, but they can be unbearably humiliating for the most disadvantaged women. When Canberra lawyer Nikki Bensch heard women doing it tough were turning to newspaper, socks or their …