Closure of Geelong private hospital will ‘put lives at risk’ amid baby boom

“It is not an exaggeration to say this will be a tragedy for a generation of women,” she said. Loading Obstetrician Nisha Khot fears the closure of the only private secular maternity unit in Geelong, will mean women seeking procedures, including terminations, tubal ligation, and other methods of post-birth contraception will face increasing challenges as … Read more

Djokovic equals Grand Slam record with Australian Open title win

The Serb now has 22 majors to his name, level with Rafael Nadal on the men’s all-time list Novak Djokovic won a record-equaling 22nd Grand Slam title as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets in the Australian Open final on Sunday. At the same time, Djokovic extended his record number of titles in Melbourne … Read more

Protesters across the US decry police brutality after Tyre Nichols’ death

Editor’s Note: This article contains graphic videos and descriptions of violence. CNN — Protesters once again took to the streets over the weekend to decry police brutality after the release of video depicting the violent Memphis police beating that led to the death of 29-year-old Tire Nichols. Demonstrators marched through New York City, Atlanta, Boston, … Read more

Wendy Sleeman remembered by Gold Coast community during candlelit vigil in Elanora

Gold Coast woman Wendy Sleeman has been remembered as a loved member of the local community and loyal friend who was generous with her time at a candlelit vigil. key points: More than a 100 people came together to pay tribute to the 61-year-old woman who was found dead on Thursday Neighbors, friends, colleagues and … Read more

Sri Lankan selection committee on verge of overhaul following poor T20 World Cup

Columbus [Sri Lanka]January 29 (ANI): A little over four months after clinching the Asia Cup, the Sri Lankan team is on verge of a massive shake-up in the selection committee and its chief Pramodya Wickramasinghe is likely to be among the first ones to be ousted, reported ESPNCricinfo on Sunday. Wickramasinghe is the head of … Read more

Trump “more angry,” “more committed” as he kicks off 2024 campaign

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the New Hampshire Republican State Committee’s Annual Meeting on Jan. 28 in Salem. Photo: Scott Eisen/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump on Saturday said he’s angrier and more committed than ever as he kicked off his 2024 presidential bid in New Hampshire, per AP. Driving the news: “We’re starting. … Read more

GPs warn Medicare ‘on life support’ ahead of national cabinet reform push

Doctors across the country have fired a warning shot to the government, declaring Medicare is on “life support”. As the States and Territories prepare to use this week’s national cabinet meeting to push for urgent reform, new polling suggests more than half of Australians are being forced to pay out-of-pocket for a simple GP visit. … Read more

Millions of RATs bought by State Government due to expire in next three months

Millions of COVID rapid antigen tests purchased by state and territory governments will expire in coming months, prompting debate about what to do with them. Analysis by the ABC showed about 5.5 million tests are due to expire in the next three months in Queensland and Western Australia alone. Between one third and two thirds … Read more