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‘No jab, no pay says government’: thousands immunise children to avoid family payment cuts

Government’s policy sees 5,700 immunise children and another 148,000 update vaccinations to avoid cuts of up to $15,000 a year Thousands of children have been vaccinated for the first time or had their immunisations updated to avoid having family welfare payments withheld. Photograph: David Crosling/AAP The federal government’s ‘no jab, no pay’ policy has prompted […]

July 31st, 2016
Topic: CHILDREN, FITNESS HEALTH, GOVERNMENT, IMMUNITY VACCINATION, MEDICAL, PENSIONS BENEFITS WELFARE Tags: , ,

FIFO cosmetic surgeons head for the sticks as demand soars for their services

‘THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR’ [COSMETIC SERVICE] www.goodgirlsgo.com Increasing demand for Botox and tummy tucks in regional areas has prompted cosmetic surgeons to offer fly-in fly-out services to country towns. The cosmetic medicine industry is booming in Australia, with some the uptake of some procedures increasing 15 per cent per year. Regional residents are as enthusiastic […]

December 14th, 2014
Topic: BEAUTY PERSONAL, MEDICAL, SURGERY, TRANSPORT SHIPPING AVIATION, TREATMENTS Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Cannabis can help the pain but not any time soon it seems in Australia

Can help: Medicinal marijuana can be useful for treating pain, according to a report published by the Australian National Council on Drugs. Photo: Gary Malerba Pharmaceutical cannabis works for pain and nausea, but it may take ‘‘a significant length of time’’ to be sold for those purposes in Australia, if it is sold at all, […]

August 28th, 2014
Topic: DRUGS, HEALTH FITNESS, LAW POLICE CRIME, MEDICAL Tags: , , , ,

Bucket list tourism: grey nomads travelling north to see Broome WA before they die are filling up emergency departments

Off the road: English tourists Geoff and Lesley Richardson in Broome Hospital.  The bucket list has a lot to answer for up north. Many grey nomads’ desire to tick off places on their bucket lists has contributed to a massive increase in hospitalisations of older travellers across northern Australia. Many want to see Broome before they […]

August 2nd, 2014
Topic: MEDICAL, PEOPLE, RETIREMENT, TOURISM & ACCOMMODATION, TOWNS & CITIES Tags: , , , , ,

ULTRASOUND DEVICE ON THE MOVE THE SIZE OF A MOBILE PHONE

Healthcare in more places. The Australian outback as an ultrasound image. The Vscan enables doctors to transmit their patient’s scans to major medical centres (sometimes thousands of kilometres away) for expert diagnosis. High in the hills of remote West Timor, Australian doctors are treating patients with the help of some innovative portable technology. One of […]

July 8th, 2014
Topic: APPS, MACHINERY EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL Tags: , ,

CAN AUSTRALIAN FARMERS GROW MEDICINAL MARIJUANA. TASMANIA LOOKS INTO IT.

  Health Minister To Discuss Medical Cannabis Trials At The University Of Tasmania Health Minister Michael Ferguson is meeting company representatives on Tuesday, and is also expected to be lobbied by a cross party delegation of New South Wales MPs on Thursday. “I’m certainly going to be willing to listen to what people have to […]

July 1st, 2014
Topic: DRUGS, GOVERNMENT, MEDICAL, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

HIGH COURT RULING AUSTRALIA ON CIGARETTE PACK ADVERTISING

The Australian federal government has secured a big win over big tobacco with the High Court ruling Labor’s world-first plain packaging laws are constitutionally valid.The world looks on. The decision is expected to have significant influence globally with both the United Kingdom and New Zealand considering plain packaging. Attorney-General Nicola Roxon with examples of the […]

August 15th, 2012
Topic: COURT CHALLENGES, MEDICAL Tags: , , , , , ,

OVERSEAS TRAINED DOCTORS TO BE LOOKED AT FOR AUSTRALIAN APPLICATIONS

Inquiry into overseas trained doctors The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing has adopted a reference from the Hon Nicola Roxon MP, Minister for Health and Ageing to inquire into and report on the registration processes and support available to Overseas Trained Doctors (OTD’s) in Australia. In particular, the Committee has been […]

January 2nd, 2011
Topic: EDUCATION TRAINING, JOB WORK OPPORTUNITIES, MEDICAL Tags: , , , ,

COUNTRY LIFE IN AUSTRALIA NOW HAS A NEW PRESENCE

AUSTRALIANS NOW HAVE A SOURCE OF INFORMATION ABOUT RURAL COUNTRY LIFE ON THE LAND. WATCH HERE FOR GREAT INFO ENJOY YOUR JOURNEY This site will report on the many aspects of  what rural life [with it’s ups and downs] consists of. The varied and rewarding & sometimes painful life can present some challenges but well […]

August 11th, 2010
Topic: AGRICULTURE, ANIMALS & STOCK, ARTICLES STORIES, BOOKS MAGS PUBLICATIONS, BUSINESSES SELF EMPLOYMENT, CLASSIFIEDS, COMICS CARTOONS JOKES, COMMUNICATIONS, COUNTRY LIFESTYLES, EDUCATION TRAINING, ENTERTAINMENT, EVENTS FAIRS SHOWS, FASHION STYLE GROOMING, FRUIT VEG SMALL CROPS, GOVERNMENT, INVENTIONS, JOB WORK OPPORTUNITIES, LATEST PRODUCTS, MACHINERY EQUIPMENT, MEDICAL, MINING OIL GAS, NATIVE TITLE LAND RIGHTS, NEWSPAPERS ADVERTISING, NOTICES INVITATIONS, PEOPLE, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, PESTS DISEASES BACTERIA VIRUSES, PLANTS CROPS WEEDS, RENEWABLE ENERGY, RESOURCES MINERALS, SOCIALS GROUPS, SOILS EROSION, SOLAR ENERGY, SPORTS & RACING, TOURISM & ACCOMMODATION, VEHICLES TRANSPORT, WATER & IRRIGATION, WEATHER Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,