Jul 24

Hugs, Drugs and Choices: Helping Traumatised Animals


Rosie, like a real-life Babe, ran away from an organic piggery when she was only a few days old. She was found wandering in a car park, highly agitated, by a family who took her home and made her their live-in pet. However, after three months they could no longer keep her. She was relocated to …

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Jul 19

Half of Hospital Doctors Work ‘Unsafe Hours’, Audit Reveals

More than half of doctors in Australia’s public hospitals are working unsafe hours — some more than 70 hours in a single shift. A new audit by the Australian Medical Association found that 53 per cent were on rosters that placed them at significant or higher risk of fatigue. Intensive care physicians and surgeons were …

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Jul 11

Victoria Police’s New GPS Car Tracking Trial Raises Concerns For Privacy, Expert Says

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Victoria Police is hoping a trial that will allow officers to directly track cars via GPS will reduce vehicle thefts across the state, but an expert is warning the system could have significant implications for privacy if it becomes mandatory. The trial, which starts in September, will see 1,000 cars fitted with GPS tracking devices …

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Jul 03

Ambulance VIC Changes Save 39 Extra Lives

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An overhaul of Ambulance Victoria’s emergency responses has seen paramedics treating more critical patients instead of non-urgent cases, saving more lives. Victorian paramedics have saved 39 extra lives and were able to respond to 7000 other critical cases within 15 minutes thanks to an overhaul of the emergency response system. Ambulance Victoria changed its clinical …

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Jun 26

RSPCA Urges Residents to Help Keep Native Animals Safe After Spike in Hospital Admissions

A native animal hospital in south-east Queensland says it is having to treat more than double the number of animals it was four years ago. RSPCA Queensland said 21,723 native animals had been treated this year compared to 8,500 in 2013. In response the Wildlife Hospital at Wacol, west of Brisbane, changed its nine-to-five opening …

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