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Mental health patient loses bid to remove smoking ban at hospital

Mental health patient loses bid to remove smoking ban at hospital

A mental health patient in Melbourne has lost a bid to remove a smoking ban at a high security mental health hospital.

Investigators probing Bacchus Marshpractitioners over baby deaths

Investigators probing Bacchus Marshpractitioners over baby deaths

The health regulator in Australia has said that it is conducting an investigation on practitioners working at Melbourne's Bacchus Marsh hospital over several baby deaths.

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (Ahpra) said that it is reviewing thousands of pages of clinical records" to aid investigation into stillbirths and newborn deaths in 2013 and 2014 that is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency has not disclosed the number of practitioners being investigated at the hospital.

Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passengers from Next Year

Qantas Teams with ViaSat Ka-band to Offer Super-speed In-flight Wi-Fi to Passeng

Qantas announced it is teaming with ViaSat Ka-band for offering free high-speed connectivity to customers staring from next year.

ViaSat will deliver Qantas passengers with speed and capacity that is enough to stream movies, watch TV shows and log onto news and live sports.

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce, said, "The sheer size of the Australian landmass creates some significant challenges for in-flight connectivity but the recent launch of NBN's satellite has opened up new opportunities that we plan to take advantage of with ViaSat's help."

Analysis by Deloitte Access Economics Reveals Uber Delivers $80million Worth Yearly Benefits to Australian Consumers

UberAn analysis by Deloitte Access Economics, says that Uber, the ride hailing services company generates yearly benefits of greater than $80 million to Australian consumers.

Uber operates through its app which connects drivers to users and processes fare payments. It also identifies the ratings that the drivers get from their consumers after a journey.

New cancer nurse counselling service launched in Queensland

New cancer nurse counselling service launched in QueenslandA new nurse counselling service has been launched in the state of Queensland in Australia to help cancer patients.

Beekeepers contract research claiming “Australian honey is contaminated”

HoneyBeekeepers and Australian honey industry have contradicted a new research claiming that the Australian honey is the worst honey in the world.

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