Health

Fri 7 Aug 2020

Man’s $1652 fine for ‘feeding horses’

Man’s $1652 fine for ‘feeding horses’

Victoria Police handed out almost 200 fines yesterday including one to a man who broke curfew to feed his uncle’s horses.

Girl’s cancer battle sparks genius idea to help sick kids

Girl’s cancer battle sparks genius idea to help sick kids

Jason Sotiris was experiencing every parent’s worst nightmare – comforting his distressed daughter – when he was struck with a brilliant idea.

Soccer coach shares inspiring story after losing a leg

Premium Content Soccer coach shares inspiring story after losing a leg

After losing his leg to a golden staph infection, soccer coach Steve Dobbin is using his story to help young players struggling with depression and anxiety.

COVIDSafe app’s new change leaves Aussies worried

Premium Content COVIDSafe app’s new change leaves Aussies worried

Changes to the coronavirus-tracing app are alarming users who are threatening to ditch the health tool. But officials say the changes are not what they seem.

‘I’m dying because of ‘rich f***ers' benchtops’

Premium Content ‘I’m dying because of ‘rich f***ers' benchtops’

A 36-year-old the human face behind a silent killer, as calls grow for the banning of engineered stone in Australia.

Health workers forced to wait for promised pandemic leave

Premium Content Health workers forced to wait for promised pandemic leave

Promised pandemic leave for health workers has yet to be locked down with the State Government still in talks with the relevant unions.

The laws you’ll break if you join bridge protest

Premium Content The laws you’ll break if you join bridge protest

Protesters planning to shut down the Story Bridge on Saturday could be arrested for committing any one of a “broad range” of offences, police have warned.

Bennett breach slammed: ‘He’s put the competition at risk’

Premium Content Bennett breach slammed: ‘He’s put the competition at risk’

Health minister says he’s been left “disappointed” by the actions of Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett after he was caught breaching the NRL’s strict COVID rules.

JobKeeper changes to cost Australia $15 billion

JobKeeper changes to cost Australia $15 billion

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the "Victorian wave" of the coronavirus was a burden that will be shared by all Australians.

Why scientists are so fascinated with Cairns poos

Premium Content Why scientists are so fascinated with Cairns poos

More details have emerged about a groundbreaking new POOVID-19 surveillance program about to roll out in Cairns toilets.

Thousands flee Victoria's lockdown

Thousands flee Victoria's lockdown

Thousands of fed-up Victorians are using a loophole to flee the state's stage four lockdown – and many will likely never return.

Woman spat on in disgusting attack

Woman spat on in disgusting attack

A worker has been spat on during a disgusting attack while she was taking out the trash at Doncaster Shoppingtown in Melbourne’s east.

‘I’m nervous’: Worker scared of losing job as border closes

Premium Content ‘I’m nervous’: Worker scared of losing job as border closes

THE Queensland woman commutes daily to Byron Bay for work.

Juice bar slammed for COVID  claims

Premium Content Juice bar slammed for COVID claims

A well-known southeast Queensland juice bar has come under fire for making a sensational claim about the health benefits of a favourite health food snack.

‘Border bubble’: Bid to allow Qld tourists into parts of NSW

Premium Content ‘Border bubble’: Bid to allow Qld tourists into parts of NSW

Northern NSW tourism operators are desperately hoping a ‘buffer zone’ could be created between the Sunshine State and The Tweed to allow holidaymakers entry.

Thu 6 Aug 2020

Contact tracing bungles trap family in their home

Premium Content Contact tracing bungles trap family in their home

A family of five say they are desperate to leave their home but are forced to stay inside due to a series of contact tracing bungles.

Girl’s ‘different personality’ after virus

Girl’s ‘different personality’ after virus

A girl diagnosed with an inflammatory disorder linked to COVID-19 developed severe neurological conditions including regression and hallucinations.

Extraordinary rules for MPs from Victoria

Extraordinary rules for MPs from Victoria

Victorian MPs are expected to self isolate for a fortnight in order to attend parliament, but some are worried about them attending at all.

‘Un-Australian’: Quarantiners’ alcohol confiscated

Premium Content ‘Un-Australian’: Quarantiners’ alcohol confiscated

Quarantined Queenslanders are furious after having their beer confiscated and rationed despite having to pay thousands for their own quarantine hotel rooms.

Two venues fined for COVID breaches as cops crack down

Premium Content Two venues fined for COVID breaches as cops crack down

A week after closing to deep clean following a COVID-19-infected patron, a bar has been handed a $5000 fine for failing to ensure social distancing.

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