Bed shutdown at RHH to treat teenager indicative of mental health care failure, critics say

Bed shutdown at RHH to treat teenager indicative of mental health care failure, critics say

Updated May 08, 2018 06:52:49 The health services union is angry a high-dependency bed at the Royal Hobart Hospital has been closed since last week to accommodate the treatment of a teenager, saying the Government has failed to fill a gap in adolescent mental health care despite repeated warnings. A …

Coalition berates Commonwealth Bank over failure to notify customers after data breach | Australia news

Christian Porter has lambasted the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) for failing to notify its customers of a data breach in which it lost backup tapes with details of almost 20 million accounts spanning 15 years. Although the incident occurred in 2016, before new laws that require mandatory reporting for serious breaches, …

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

NAPLAN tests go digital as teachers’ union warns of systems failure fears

Posted May 02, 2018 07:17:20 Photo: More than 250 WA schools will conduct NAPLAN testing online this year for the first time. (ABC News: Natasha Robinson) Year 11 and 12 students at some West Australian schools have been banned from using the internet during online NAPLAN testing due to fears …

Southwest Airlines fatal engine failure linked to 2016 explosion caused by fan blade

Southwest Airlines fatal engine failure linked to 2016 explosion caused by fan blade

Posted April 20, 2018 08:19:28 Photo: Photographs comparing the engine damage on two separate Southwest Airlines flights. (Twitter: Stephanie, Marty Martinez via AP) Southwest Airlines opposed a recommendation to inspect its fan blades after a 2016 accident in which one snapped off mid-flight, just like during the engine failure this …

Labor pounces on Tasmanian Government health system restructure as admission of failure

Labor pounces on Tasmanian Government health system restructure as admission of failure

Posted April 13, 2018 06:27:46 The State Government has started restructuring the Tasmanian Health System (THS) including abolishing the position of a CEO, but the Opposition says there still is not enough detail about the shake-up. The THS was established in 2015, by amalgamating the three Tasmanian Health Organisations (THOs), …

Thermomix fined $4.6 million for failure to report burns

Thermomix fined $4.6 million for failure to report burns

Updated April 11, 2018 12:08:47 Kitchen appliance giant Thermomix has been fined $4.6 million over its failure to report numerous cases of serious burns caused by its top-end blender. The action was brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission after complaints flooded in about injuries caused by the TM31 …

Former Liberal minister Bruce Billson faces censure for failure to declare lobbying job | Australia news

The former Liberal minister Bruce Billson should be censured for failing to declare he was employed and paid by a business lobby group before he quit parliament, the privileges committee has found. In a report tabled on Monday, the Coalition-controlled committee criticised the former small business minister for ignoring “the …

Tasmanian Government demanding millions in compensation over Basslink cable failure

Tasmanian Government demanding millions in compensation over Basslink cable failure

Posted March 22, 2018 16:26:38 The Tasmanian Government is demanding compensation from Basslink over the 2015 undersea power cable outage. The state looks set to begin legal arbitration next week unless the company stumps up tens of millions of dollars. The cable connecting Tasmania and Victoria was out of action …