Australia to open Covid vaccinations to 12- to 15-year-olds from 13 September | Australian politics

[ad_1] People aged 12 to 15 will be able to book Covid-19 vaccinations from 13 September, after technical advice confirmed they are eligible for Pfizer. But the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation has warned that, given supply constraints, Pfizer doses should be prioritised for young adults. And the government should also consider offering older … Read more

Green groups raise oil and gas clean-up fears as Woodside takes over BHP assets | Business

[ad_1] Woodside Petroleum has not given a guarantee it will pay for billions of dollars in decommissioning and remediation costs linked to a portfolio of oil and gas fields it has agreed to take over from BHP. Green groups say Woodside lacks credibility in paying for clean-ups after selling a floating rig, Northern Endeavour, for … Read more

Australia has a chance to make workplaces safer, but Morrison is ignoring key rights women fought hard to achieve | Michele O’Neil

[ad_1] As a country, we can take a major step towards making workplaces and homes free from sexual harassment and abuse. But not if a government bill passes unamended next week. Back in March, I listened to Brittany Higgins address the March4Justice rally outside Parliament House. Her courage in telling her story on the national … Read more