Panadeine shortage pushing patients onto stronger, addictive codeine painkillers, pharmacists warn

Panadeine shortage pushing patients onto stronger, addictive codeine painkillers, pharmacists warn

Updated May 11, 2018 09:01:09 Photo: “There are people out there who can’t survive a day without taking Panadeine,” Ms Benson said. (ABC News: Danielle Bonica) Related Story: Chronic pain sufferers struggle to find ways to replace codeine New laws to combat fatal codeine overdoses are actually pushing patients onto …

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

For years crocodile farms have relied on the Top End’s feral buffalo and cattle populations to supply meat for their reptiles. But an increasing demand for buffalo and a rise in cattle prices has seen crocodile farms be outpriced by live exporters. This price pressure has forced pet meat suppliers …

Forensic bed shortage forcing mental health patients to wait in emergency departments

Forensic bed shortage forcing mental health patients to wait in emergency departments

Updated May 04, 2018 09:25:32 A shortage of beds at South Australia’s main forensic mental health facility is forcing other “extremely unwell” mental health patients to languish in hospital emergency departments for hours on end, the SA Community Visitor Scheme has said. In a report, the scheme’s principal community visitor, …

Sydney burial plots in high demand as critical shortage of cemetery space looms

Sydney burial plots in high demand as critical shortage of cemetery space looms

Updated May 01, 2018 13:51:12 Photo: The new burial space set aside at Rookwood cemetery will extend the space for Jewish people at Rookwood for four years. (ABC News: Nicole Chettle) Religious communities are calling on the New South Wales Government to urgently find and allocate more burial plots with …

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Papua New Guinea’s critical HIV drugs shortage sparks warning that people may die

Posted April 22, 2018 08:20:36 Photo: PNG accounts for about 95 per cent of all HIV cases in the Pacific region. (Reuters: David Gray, file photo) Papua New Guineans living with HIV may die if critical anti-retroviral drugs used to treat the virus are not restocked soon, a member of …

Maningrida residents charter own flights after Airnorth pilot shortage threatens holidays

Maningrida residents charter own flights after Airnorth pilot shortage threatens holidays

Posted April 19, 2018 13:49:25 Photo: Maningrida resident Carol Forde says a pilot shortage has continued to impact flights from the area. (ABC Radio Darwin: Jesse Thompson) Frustrated residents in a remote Arnhem Land community have chartered their own flights after the town’s only airline cancelled a service at late …

Budding GPs get a taste of bush life to combat remote doctor shortage

Budding GPs get a taste of bush life to combat remote doctor shortage

Updated April 11, 2018 14:12:53 Photo: Budding doctors Tom Pike and Max Deighton leapt at the chance to work in the Gove area. (Supplioed) A unique medical program in the Northern Territory has found a simple way to combat a shortage of skilled GPs willing to work in the bush. …

Queensland Rail drivers earning tens of thousands in overtime as staff shortage drags on

Queensland Rail drivers earning tens of thousands in overtime as staff shortage drags on

Updated March 20, 2018 08:04:13 Queensland Rail drivers and guards are pocketing tens of thousands of dollars a year in overtime as the organisation struggles to recruit dozens more crews to fill a staffing shortfall, new figures have shown. The new data showed the median city train driver earned a …

South Africa could face food shortage if white farmers migrate to Australia, Federal MP Andrew Broad warns

South Africa could face food shortage if white farmers migrate to Australia, Federal MP Andrew Broad warns

Posted March 22, 2018 00:07:15 Photo: Nationals MP Andrew Broad says Australia should be helping South Africa to value white farmers. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty) Related Story: Dutton wants to bring ‘persecuted’ white South African farmers to Australia A Federal MP has warned there could be food shortages in South …