Issues with system to access aged care

The very people who need aged care services are struggling to use a government system that is based on a website and call centre, a royal commission has heard. Senior counsel assisting the commission Dr Timothy McEvoy QC has suggested changes are needed to My Aged Care, the main entry …

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Vic salmonella egg scare linked to NSW

An outbreak of a rare salmonella strain in NSW may be the source of the infection at a Victorian poultry farm that prompted an egg recall across several states. Some brands of free-range and barn-laid eggs with particular use-by dates have been recalled across NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia …

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Syria IS defeated, says US-backed force

A US-backed Syrian force says it has liberated the last area held by the Islamic State group in the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, declaring victory over the extremists and the end of their self-declared caliphate. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, tweeted that “Baghouz is free …

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