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No Jab No Play Changes To Crack Down On Rogue GPs

17 November 2017
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MEDIA RELEASE 15/11/2017 No Jab No Play Changes To Crack Down On Rogue GPs The Andrews Labor Government is cracking down on rogue medical practitioners who make false statements about a child’s ability to be immunised with tough new No Jab No Play requirements. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Minister for Families and Children […] Find out more

Barking dogs, crowing roosters and screeching cats top noise complaints list in Brisbane

19 October 2017
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When it comes to noise, nothing drives Brisbane residents barking mad quite like animals. Barking dogs, crowing roosters and screeching cats top the list when it comes to complaints to Brisbane City Council (BCC) for noise, with 7,245 complaints in the past financial year. That was up from 6,619 complaints in 2015/16. A distant runner-up […] Find out more

Food Recall: Cookies Sweet

16 October 2017
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Product Name: Cookies Sweet 250g, 500g Use By: 31st July to 13th October 2017 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (peanut). Food safety hazard: Any consumers who have a peanut allergy or intolerance may have a reaction if the product is consumed. Country of Origin: Australia Click here to […] Find out more

Food Recall: Betel Nuts

11 October 2017
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Product Name: Frozen Areca Catechu – Betel Nuts Package Size: Various weights 4 nuts per packet Best Before:  08/2018, Lot: 160831 Problem: The recall is due to the sale of prohibited food.   Country of Origin: Vietnam Click here to be directed to the full FSANZ recall site […] Find out more

Schoolkids to get anti-cancer vaccine

9 October 2017
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School students will be given a free, improved vaccine that could prevent almost 90 per cent of cervical cancers. An updated vaccine that will protect recipients against almost all cervical cancers will be given free to Australian students. The federal government has approved Gardasil 9 to be given to 12- and 13-year-olds from 2018. The […] Find out more

Rotavirus cases at five-year high in New South Wales, babies most at risk

4 October 2017
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New South Wales is experiencing the worst outbreak of rotavirus in five years, and parents have been warned the highly contagious gastro-type illness could harm babies. “We’re a little over 1,200 for the year and we haven’t seen this many notifications since 2012,” said Dr Vicky Sheppeard, NSW Health’s director of communicable diseases. She said […] Find out more

Measles outbreak: Four new cases confirmed as Melbourne outbreak worsens

2 October 2017
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Four new cases of measles have been confirmed in Melbourne with eight of the eleven cases identified in the past fortnight linked to a Docklands office building. The Victorian Health Department said the cases were linked to the Collins Square building in Collins Street, Docklands, that houses commercial offices and a retail space. Chief Health […] Find out more

Food Recall: Single Selection Classic Original Pate

28 September 2017
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Product Name: Single Selection Classic Original Pate Package Size: Single Selection Classic Original 125g Use By:  23/10/2017 Batch 53 Problem: The recall is due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (fish). Country of Origin: Australia Click here to be directed to the full FSANZ recall site […] Find out more

Food Recall: Mishka Vodka Drinks

22 September 2017
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Pinnacle drinks takes product safety seriously and wishes to advise customers of a product recall of the following products: Mishka Mixed Vodka Tasty Apple Lychee 4.5% 275mL BEST BEFORE 14 12 18, 15 12 18, 27 12 18 and 28 12 18 Mishka Mixed Vodka Lemon Lime & Bitters 4.5% 275mL BEST BEFORE 26 12 […] Find out more

Health Alert: Measles

19 September 2017
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Chief Health Officer Alert 18 September 2017 Measles Status:  Active Date issued:  18 September 2017 Issued by:  Dr Brett Sutton, Deputy Chief Health Officer (Communicable Diseases), Victoria Issued to:  General Practitioners and Hospital Emergency Departments Click here to be directed to the DHHS Alert […] Find out more