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Patients shouldn’t be held ransom in private health ‘Game of Thrones’: Ley

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Sydney : Patient safety and welfare should be the priority in any negotiations between private hospitals and health insurers, not used as ransom in a cynical “Game of Thrones”, Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley said today. Minister Ley fired the warning shot at both sectors as she announced the fast-tracking of a clinician-led national review currently being undertaken to ...

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Grants to develop female sport leaders

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Sydney : The Abbott Government has today opened applications for a $400,000 grants programme to support and develop women leaders in Australian sport.Minister for Sport Sussan Ley and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Michaelia Cash announced today the Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) programme, now in its 14th year, is offering grants of up to $5000 for individuals ...

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FIRST NIGHT FULL CLOSURES AS M4 WIDENING PICKS UP PACE

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Sydney : Minister for Roads Duncan Gay today urged motorists to prepare for the first round of consecutive night closures on both carriageways of the M4, as work on the widening project continues to pick up pace.Mr Gay said the night full closures starting Sunday would be the first of half a dozen to occur before the end of this ...

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Seven suspected Australian militants stopped from leaving country

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London, Aug 20 : Seven young Australians have been stopped from leaving the country by the authorities over fears that they planned to join “terror” groups in the Middle East. According to the BBC, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that it seemed that the seven Australians planned to fight with terror groups.They were allegedly carrying large amounts of cash.They ...

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NRI company to set up retirement villages in Australia

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Singapore, Aug 20 : Amid rising demand for retirement housing in Australia, a Singapore-based NRI-owned company has set up a joint venture with an Australian firm to develop resort-style retirement villages in the country. Singapore’s Thakral Corporation Ltd (TCL) will set up retirement villages for senior citizens in Australia. Its subsidiary Thakral Capital Australia Pty Ltd (TCAP) has set up ...

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