PNG fisherman uncovers 60 kilograms of suspected illicit drugs buried on remote beach

PNG fisherman uncovers 60 kilograms of suspected illicit drugs buried on remote beach

By Bethanie Harriman in Port Moresby Posted May 11, 2018 17:09:09 Photo: Fisherman found 11 bags containing what they believed were hard drugs. (Supplied) Related Story: Ice is Australia’s illicit drug of choice and its use is increasing, according to wastewater analysis Related Story: Fears ice infiltrating remote Top End …

Budget 2018: New penalties, wage subsidies added to remote work-for-the-dole scheme

Budget 2018: New penalties, wage subsidies added to remote work-for-the-dole scheme

Posted May 09, 2018 18:55:57 Remote welfare workers could be handed harsher penalties for failing to meet requirements, in a move labelled as “draconian” by some Indigenous groups. Key points: Payments could be cancelled under new CDP demerit penalty system Eligible employers to receive two-year wage subsidy for employing CDP …

New remote dialysis clinics funded in Federal budget

New remote dialysis clinics funded in Federal budget

Updated May 09, 2018 16:38:09 Photo: Inawintji Williamson looks forward to returning home to the remote community of Fregon to visit her family. (ABC News: Rebecca Puddy) Hooked up to a dialysis machine in Adelaide, Inawintji Williamson smiles as she thinks about returning home to her remote Aboriginal community for …

WA ‘dudded’ on remote housing, NDIS funds

May 8, 2018. WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt speaks to reporters in Perth, saying the state has missed out on funds for remote housing and the NDIS in the federal budget. Mr Wyatt says the 10-year National Partnership Agreement on Remote Housing expires in June but there has been “a belligerent …

NT Police investigating fatal buggy crash near remote community

NT Police investigating fatal buggy crash near remote community

Updated May 03, 2018 11:00:40 Photo: NT Police said the buggy crashed off a cliff and into a creek near Daly River. (Supplied: NT Police) NT Police are investigating after a buggy crashed off a steep cliff into a creek, killing a woman and putting a man in hospital. It …

Medicare change to give greater dialysis access to remote Indigenous Australians | Australia news

The federal government has added dialysis services to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) to provide remote-living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people better access to lifesaving treatment. The sector has welcomed the move as a lifeline for the growing health crisis of Indigenous kidney disease, which has had to rely …

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Aboriginal communities receive Medicare funding for dialysis in remote communities

Posted April 30, 2018 21:21:34 Photo: The new Medicare item will apply to dialysis treatments managed by a registered nurse or Aboriginal health worker in very remote settings. (ABC News: Isabella Higgins) More people from remote Aboriginal communities will be able to access dialysis closer to home, after the Federal …

GST reform for WA still remote, despite federal cash splash from Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

GST reform for WA still remote, despite federal cash splash from Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten

Posted April 28, 2018 08:19:16 Related Story: WA vote war explodes as PM pledges multi-billion-dollar rail, road, hospital cash splash West Australians could be forgiven for thinking Christmas has come early. In the past few weeks the federal leaders of both major parties have been in WA splashing cash and …