South Australian Premier asks state to pause for six days; Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says a digital contact tracing system is far less error prone; and the AMA warns it's too soon to return to the workplace.
Health Minister says Australia's sovereign vaccine manufacturing capability locked in for the next two decades; AMA Victoria calls for ministerial taskforce on contact tracing; and government-run aged care facilities score highly on quality indicators.
Senate backs motion to introduce general product safety provision for button batteries; HSU launches case to increase aged care workers' pay; and NSW health minister to review Sydney hospital where four babies died.
Australia secures 'national cold chain distribution program' in deal with Pfizer; more than 78,000 participants join the NDIS this year; and US medical facilities take strain as Covid-19 hospitalisations hit a new record.
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