Citrus canker confirmed on six NT properties, prompting concern from exporters

Citrus canker confirmed on six NT properties, prompting concern from exporters

Posted May 15, 2018 16:52:34 The plant disease citrus canker has now been confirmed on six properties in the Northern Territory, prompting concerns from interstate growers about potential trade implications. Citrus fruit and plant material have been banned from leaving the NT and a six-month national response plan for the …

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 …

Darwin barge grounds off Tiwi Island for 12 hours, prompting investigation by national bureau

Darwin barge grounds off Tiwi Island for 12 hours, prompting investigation by national bureau

Posted April 22, 2018 08:38:41 Photo: The Lauren Hansen grounded off the coast of Melville Island earlier this month. (Supplied: Vessel Finder / MikeW) The national transport safety regulator has opened an investigation into the grounding of a Darwin barge off the coast of a Tiwi Island for more than …

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies aged 31, prompting postponement of Serie A matches

Fiorentina captain Davide Astori dies aged 31, prompting postponement of Serie A matches

Updated March 04, 2018 23:34:24 Photo: Davide Astori (centre) was reportedly found dead in his hotel room. (Reuters: Max Rossi) Serie A club Fiorentina has confirmed its captain Davide Astori has died of a sudden illness. He was 31 years old. “Fiorentina is deeply upset to have to announce that …

Queensland Reds’ trip to South Africa stalled by yellow fever vaccination concerns, prompting London detour

Queensland Reds’ trip to South Africa stalled by yellow fever vaccination concerns, prompting London detour

Posted March 20, 2018 10:04:03 Photo: The Queensland Reds’ trip to Cape Town has been stalled by a massive, last-minute detour to London. (AAP: Dan Peled) The Queensland Reds have been preaching the message about embracing adversity this Super Rugby season, and it’s coming to them in spades after a …