Morning Mail: Vaccination Plan, Medal Blitz, Stolen Generation Payments |
gHello. A bold new plan for Australia to meet its vaccination targets, the gold medal blitz continues in Tokyo and a reward for the stolen generations – those stories and more in the mail on Thursday morning.
Dentists, speech therapists and chiropodists may be forced to relieve a ‘tired and exhausted’ vaccination workforce under a proposal put forward by the head of the government’s Covid task force. Noting “manpower constraints” as a major obstacle to Australia’s chances of reaching an 80% vaccination target by year-end, Lt. Gen. John Frewen suggested that other health workers could help administer the vaccines, with healthy students being another ready alternative. The Delta variant which is now spreading all over Sydney is becoming “an epidemic of young people”, warned a leading epidemiologist. Professor Greg Dore says that “a large part of their 20s and 30s” are hospitalized during this wave of coronavirus due to the higher vaccination rate among older Australians. Meanwhile, indigenous health organizations have expressed concern over the lack of data covering the “big gaps” in immunization rates in regional communities, and frontline health workers have reported errors in the registry. Australian vaccination.
Australia collected its 15th gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, with Matthew Belcher and William Ryan winning the men’s class 470 sailing event. The men’s pursuit team won bronze in cycling after a calamitous fall from New Zealand. Kareena Lee also captured bronze in the women’s 10k marathon. 800m runner Peter Bol came close to claiming the competition’s first track team medal before being crushed in the final stages.
Members of the Stolen Generations could receive payments worth $ 378.6 million under a new redress regime announced by the Morrison government. Living members removed from their families as children will receive one-time payments of $ 75,000, as well as an additional “Healing Assistance Payment” of $ 7,000, as part of the Closing the Initiative. Gap. The Prime Minister is expected to announce additional funding related to the initiative today, including $ 254.4 million for community-controlled Indigenous health organizations, and an additional $ 160 million for child care and preschool education.
The average age of mothers of Australian women has increased from 27.1 to 30.8 years over the past four decades, with one in four people now giving birth at age 35 or over. The number of babies born to women aged 35 or older has also almost doubled over the past two decades.
The NSW government’s plan to bring 12th grade students back to classroom instruction by August 16 seems unlikely, with Gladys Berejiklian signaling a redesign. The HSC exams scheduled for October will still take place.
Sky News anchor Sharri Markson called Sky News Australia’s weeklong YouTube suspension “the most extreme cancellation of free speech imaginable.” The broadcaster allegedly violated the platform’s Covid medical disinformation policy.
Hot, dry weather once again fueled the California wildfire explosion, with a fire in the north of the state reaching more than 1,000 km2, causing the evacuation of an additional 15,000 inhabitants.
The Taliban have targeted Afghanistan’s acting defense minister with a suicide bombing attack and gunfire inside Kabul’s green high-security zone. The minister is unharmed but eight other people were killed in the attack.
At least 16 people traveling to a wedding in Bangladesh were killed by lightning. The group was caught in a thunderstorm shortly after disembarking from a boat. More than 200 people are killed by lightning each year during the country’s monsoon.
Unseen footage of John F Kennedy from 1963 has appeared in Ireland. The president is seen in an open sedan, waving to the jubilant crowd – in scenes eerily similar to his assassination months later.
By her own admission, Angela Christodoulou likes to be busy. So when the four-decade veteran of juggling multiple jobs and running retail stores finally saw a downturn, she turned to koalas. “As far back as I can remember, I have always befriended animals. When I was young I used to collect lizard eggs, hatch them and find penny turtles in various coves around Brisbane. But since finding Napoleon in 2015, the 57-year-old has gone on a frenzy, rescuing 337 koalas, founding the Queensland Koala Society and planting more than 300 eucalyptus trees in her specialist rehabilitation center.
For the first time in a year, the value of new home loans in Australia has fallen. So is this the end of the race? Greg Jericho suppresses such a speech. “Oh you naive nice guy. Of course not! We are talking about the Australian real estate market here, nothing will stop its madness from continuing! And with investor spending nearing the 2015 record, house prices look set to continue rising. In fact, at the end of the year they could be up to 30% higher than they were a year ago.
This week’s guest curator of the 10 Funniest Things on the Internet is Naaman Zhou from Guardian Australia. If you are looking for a real enchantment or to discover the childhood fears of Olivier Giroud, then you have stopped at the right stable.
With data suggesting that only one in four older care workers is fully immunized, many actors in the sector claimed that the government’s plans for the roll-out of immunization were hampered by shortcomings. In this episode of Full Story, Guardian Australia reporter Chris Knaus explores what went wrong.
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When the Boomers take on Team USA for an Olympic medal, it will be a team of players made in Canberra. And from a program started in 1981 with “21 athletes and no basketballs,” Australia’s dominance in Tokyo was long in coming, writes Kieran Pender.
England got off to a rough start in the first test against India at Trent Bridge, waste a good start all come out by 183. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were the main executioners for India, at 4/46 and 3/28 respectively.
The head of the national Covid task force is developing a plan B to target “the hesitant”, the Australian writing. Lt. Gen. John Frewen also said the time for the inducements was “not now” as “Australians are showing up” to be vaccinated. Frustrated pharmacists wait up to two weeks for vaccine deliveries, reports the Sydney Morning Herald, with only one in four pharmacists deploying AstraZeneca vaccines due to slow supply. And a unanimous High Court decision has strengthened the ability of companies to define contract employment, Financial analysis reports, overturning a previous ruling that left some employers responsible for $ 39 billion in prepayment claims.
National Disability Insurance Minister Linda Reynolds will appear at a hearing into the NDIS Independent Assessments Inquiry.
The Grattan Institute will host a webinar titled “Modeling the Spread of Covid in a Reopened Australia”.
And if you’ve read this far …
It is a trigonometric sequence reminiscent of Pythagoras. Except that he precedes the “father of geometry” by about 1000 years. This is the startling discovery of an Australian mathematician, who may have inadvertently disputed much of what we claim to know by examining a 3,700-year-old Babylonian clay tablet.
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