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Month: August 2021

National Cabinet roadmap ‘risks breaking up the federation’

By 11:58AM August 1, 2021 Sky News host James Morrow says National Cabinet’s in-principle agreement for a four-phase roadmap out of the COVID-19 pandemic “risks breaking up the federation further”. Under current arrangements, the nation will move to Phase B – which will include lockdowns and low numbers of international arrivals – from the current suppression phase once 70 per cent of the population is vaccinated. Fully vaccinated Australians will not face restrictions and will be allowed to leave the country once the nation transitions to Phase C of the roadmap, while the final stage will see the nation live with COVID-19 “like any other infectious disease”. “You’ll see huge resentment in NSW if we in NSW start to hit those numbers and don...

Coronavirus blockages trigger relapse for people with eating disorders

The coronavirus pandemic has already seen an alarming rise in demand for support around eating disorders and Butterfly Foundation manager Danni Rowlands said for some, the return of isolation it may mean the return of your illness."Over the past 12 to 18 months, our helpline has seen not only an increase in people seeking support for the first time, but also an increase in callers reporting a relapse or return of some or all of their thoughts and behaviors related to the eating disorder coming back, "Rowlands told 9news.com.au.The reintroduction of COVID-19 blockages presents a huge challenge for people with a history of eating disorders. (Brook Mitchell / Getty)The combination of elevated levels of stress, social isolation, and increased anxiety about health presents a significan...

Australian inventor made air travel safer for millions

The Australian whose groundbreaking invention made air travel Safer for millions of people is to be hailed as a modest genius on the centenary of his birth.To airplane passengers around the world. Today, the inflatable escape slide, featured on flight safety cards and pre-take-off cabin crew briefings, is a familiar part of the flight.But much less well known is John Grant, the Australian inventor of this life-saving safety device, who was born on September 18, 1921.John Grant, left, a Qantas security officer, was honored in 1975 for his invention. (Supplied)"He never sought the attention of his invention. He was a pretty hard-working person who had just done his job," Grant's niece, Jane Winiarczyk, of Tasmania, told nine.com.au."While many people know about the inflatable escap...