James Merlino Medi_Hotels in Victoria

Medi-Hotels To Ease Pressure On Hospitals dealing with COVID admissions

Two medi-hotels will be set up to help care for the growing number of COVID-19 patients needing lower-level care, easing pressure on Victoria’s hospital system. Hotel quarantine sites are being transformed into medi-hotels, from Monday providing Hospital in the Home style care for low acuity patients in a highly controlled environment and with all the amenities of existing health hotels. The medi-hotels will have capacity to provide care for over 300 patients at a time – in partnership with Northern ...
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McDonald's convicted & fined

McDonald’s convicted and fined for ATO breaches

McDonald’s Australia has been convicted and fined for failing to provide documents to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). Deputy Commissioner Will Day said the outcome serves as a reminder to all taxpayers to be open and transparent in their dealings ...
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Rapid Antigen Tests Kit

COVID-19, PCR & Rapid Antigen Tests: the Way forward

Omicron case numbers continue to increase in Australia. Omicron as COVID variant continues to show greater infectivity than the Delta variant, but with much less severity in terms of hospitalisations, ICU and ventilated patients. That makes testing of cases - ...
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Raid on Piyush Jain: Has Akhilesh Yadav already lost 2022 UP elections?

With elections due in UP, Punjab and four other states in India in the next three months, anything happening in the lives of any politician or their associates was always going to be ‘debatable’ to put it mildly. Akhilesh Yadav ...
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Australia's latest COVID-19 vaccine Rollout

Latest updates to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination program has been extended to children aged 5 to 11 years. This is because the Australian Government accepted recommendations from Australia’s immunisation experts, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). ATAGI also recommends a booster dose ...
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Victoria records 21,728 new cases as Omicron wave hits Australia

The rapid rise in COVID cases in Australia is a cause for concern for authorities particularly when the daily number in just two states has crossed 60,000. This is the onset of Omicron wave in Australia. Victoria has recorded 21, ...
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Omicron variant is milder than Delta

Omicron: the Covid variant explained

All viruses mutate over time. So is the SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19 as we know it. Ever since the pandemic started, five variants have been recognised as variants of concern: the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron variants. The latest ...
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New Year's Eve Celebrations Melbourne

Four ticketed Zones for New Year’s Eve celebrations in Melbourne

Celebrating Safely This New Year’s Eve Melbournians looking to partake in New Year's Eve celebrations in Melbourne will find this year's celebrations slightly different. Victorians are being urged to celebrate the new year responsibly, with the Andrews Labor Government working ...
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Testing Changes announced

Testing Changes to focus on Highest-Risk Victorians

Victoria will operationalise isolation and testing requirements for COVID-19 cases and contacts recommended by National Cabinet yesterday, with new pandemic orders taking effect from 11:59pm last night. That includes testing changes. The orders are an extension of Victoria’s current settings, ...
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Omicron variant is raging in NSW

21,151 Omicron cases on NYE in New South Wales

Australia is facing a herculean task to fight COVID-19 variant Omicron. The two most populous states NSWS and Victoria are going to report unprecedented numbers in the coming week. This was exhibited when COVID numbers in NSW surged more than ...
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Refund and Return Rights Victoria

Your Refund Rights for items purchased on sale or online this festive season

Victorians are being reminded of their consumer rights as thousands of people head to the shops today to make the most of Boxing Day sales. The warning comes after Consumer Affairs Victoria received more than 5,000 contacts related to refund ...
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Masks return as state health systems prepare for Omicron

Boosting Victorians’ Safety Over The Festive Season To put us in the best position to respond to Omicron, Victoria will expand its vaccination booster program to deliver up to 300,000 doses a week, support GPs and pharmacies to deliver even ...
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Alex Hawke sends wishes for Christmas

Immigration Minister Alex Hawke wishes Australians on Christmas

MESSAGE FOR CHRISTMAS Merry Christmas to all Australians and so many around the world as you gather together to celebrate the birth of Christ and the festive season. Christmas represents both a time of happiness and thankfulness for the good ...
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Puneet Puneet extradition adjourned again

Puneet Puneet, a now infamous fugitive drunk driver who killed Dean Hofstee and critically injured Clancy Coker in 2008 and ran away to India on a friend’s passport while on bail, has been at it again. Brief background After the ...
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Vinay Bhogal sentenced to 2 Years Community Corrections Order for assaulting wife

An Indian Australia real estate agent in Cranbourne has narrowly avoided going to jail for assaulting his wife in a fight thanks to his professional work ethics and good references and reports from experts. Vinay Bhogal, a real estate agent for ...
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Wipro Limited is a World ‘Leader’ in Data Management Services: Research

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced it has been named as a ‘Leader’ in The Forrester Wave™: Data Management Service Providers, Q4 2021. The company is recognized for its “high competency ...
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Anthony Albanese advocates building skills base in Australia

Time to Build Our Skills Base

By Anthony Albanese Everywhere I travel, Australian business owners describe the same frustration. They can’t find enough workers to run their businesses. Although Australia is reopening after the COVID lockdowns, worker shortages are holding back our recovery. It is a ...
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Harnaaz Sandhu is Miss Universe 2021

Chandigarh girl Harnaaz Sandhu is Miss Universe 2021

Miss Universe title has gone back to India after 21 years. Since Lara Dutta won in 2000, there had been some potential winners but a girl from Chandigarh – Harnaaz Sandhu has made India and Indians living anywhere in the ...
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2021 has been an extraordinary year: Scott Morrison

by Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia Australians have been challenged in many ways, but we’ve also risen to those challenges. We are a strong and resilient people, and if you ask Australians to stand up, take action and play ...
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