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Mackay Base Hospital obstetrics and gynaecology services report finds ‘inadequate care’ contributed to death of babies, women harmed
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Mackay Base Hospital obstetrics and gynaecology services report finds ‘inadequate care’ contributed to death of babies, women harmed

Inadequate care at the Mackay Base Hospital contributed to the deaths of three babies and many women suffered lifelong physical and mental harm, a shocking investigation into the hospital’s obstetrics and gynaecology service has found. Key points: Health Minister Yvette D’Ath says ‘inadequate care’ contributed to the deaths of three babies The review found 26...

Victorian opposition pledges to legislate a cap for the state’s ‘spiralling’ debt as election promises mount
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Victorian opposition pledges to legislate a cap for the state’s ‘spiralling’ debt as election promises mount

The Victorian opposition has pledged to legislate a cap on government debt if elected, as both major parties pitch themselves as the solutions to the state’s healthcare crisis. Key points: Shadow Treasurer David Davis says a cap is needed to rein in “growing and spiralling debt” A ceiling is a key part of the opposition’s economic platform...

Dating Apps: Ugly truth behind apps like Tinder, Hinge and Bumble
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Dating Apps: Ugly truth behind apps like Tinder, Hinge and Bumble

Most people who have used dating apps have also experienced some level of sexual violence via the increasingly popular medium, a new survey has revealed. The study by the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) released on Monday found three in every four respondents had been subjected to sexual violence through dating apps in the past...

Airbnb: Brisbane council asks neighbours to dob in landlords
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Airbnb: Brisbane council asks neighbours to dob in landlords

Brisbane City Council is asking its residents to dob in neighbours secretly renting out properties on sites like Airbnb after a rate hike was enacted three months ago. In July, the council doubled the rates of short-term rentals advertised on sites like Airbnb, Stayz and Booking.com. An average short-stay landlord would have to pay an...

Professor Brett Sutton shares cryptic Covid isolation tweet
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Professor Brett Sutton shares cryptic Covid isolation tweet

Victorian chief medical officer Brett Sutton has warned that “sleepwalking” into the next phase of the Covid pandemic is risky in a cryptic social media post that hinted he has reservations over dumping mandatory isolation. Professor Sutton and other state chief medical officers were cut out of the decision making process to scrap the current...

Pill testing: 18 Sydney festivalgoers hospitalised due to drug overdoses
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Pill testing: 18 Sydney festivalgoers hospitalised due to drug overdoses

Two Sydney music festivals held over the October long weekend have seen 18 people rushed to hospital with suspected overdoses. The Knockout Outdoor festival at Sydney Olympic Park and Listen Out at Centennial Park kicked off the summer festival season on Saturday night, drawing crowds numbered in the tens of thousands. And while 18 were...