Amazon Australia signals pharmacy foray with new trademark application

PillPack offers pre-sorted medication packages containing individual daily doses, primarily aimed at users who take numerous drugs. The company co-ordinates with doctors and insurers to manage prescriptions, with licensed pharmacists overseeing the process. Amazon has experienced a slow uptake after it first launched in Australia in late 2017, reporting a loss of $5.3 million after tax on $260 million in revenue for its first full year of operation. Most Australians live within 2.5 km of a local pharmacy, where they can access subsidised medicines immediately – without waiting for a…

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Science Minister says climate denial a waste of time in wake of fires

“My starting position in the discussion tomorrow will be that the climate has changed and it continues to change,” Ms Andrews said. “We need to focus on the steps to adapt and mitigate the impact of those changes.” Loading The Wednesday roundtable meeting will include scientists from the CSIRO, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, the Bushfire Co-operative Research Centre and Science & Technology Australia. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who has come under increased pressure during the bushfire crisis from scientists and business leaders to take further action on reducing…

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Steve Price compares Jacinda Ardern to Scott Morrison in bizarre rant

The controversial broadcaster let his mouth run as he slammed New Zealand’s Prime Minister, comparing her family holiday to Australia with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s infamous December trip to Hawaii amid the national bushfire crisis in a puzzling argument. RELATED: Photos emerge of Scott Morrison holidaying in Hawaii amid bushfires RELATED: Jacinda Ardern showed Scott Morrison how to lead during a national crisis Commenting on a story about Jacinda Ardern’s holiday to Queensland potentially boosting post-bushfire tourism to Australia, Pricey was quick to criticise the move for seemingly no reason…

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Channel 10 announces Dancing With The Stars 2020 cast

From TV stars to sporting heroes, reality stars and beyond, this year’s competition boasts a line-up to impress, hosted by Grant Denyer and Amanda Keller. RELATED: Chloe Lattanzi leaves Morning Show hosts confused RELATED: Olivia Newton-John sets the record straight on health rumours Dancing With The Stars 2020 cast announced tonight. Picture: Channel 10.Source:Channel 10 Actress Claudia Karvan, comedians Ed Kavalee and Celia Pacquola, reality stars Angie Kent and Dean Wells, singer Dami Im and Christian Wilkins, the socialite son of Channel 9 entertainment reporter Richard Wilkins are among the…

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Small businesses in bushfire zones want cash to pay staff wages

“The scale of the problems is enormous – we’ve talking about over 100,000 small businesses in Australia that are significantly impacted,” Ms Carnell said. Loading “The ones that can be in the worst position are the ones that are not directly impacted by the fires but have no customers because of the fires. “Insurance won’t cover them but they are the businesses that will potentially go broke if there isn’t support very quickly.” Ms Carnell said one option was to offer help to workers who might be stood down by…

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Design on future submarines hits nine month delay

In February last year, Naval Group asked for a 15-month extension in the design phase to minimise delays down the track during construction, pushing out the design completion date from July 2022 to September 2023. Defence and Naval Group then settled on the nine-month extension. Defence has so far spent $396 million on the design phase of the project, which makes up nearly half of the total cost of the project to date. While Defence had established the arrangements necessary for the effective administration of the program to deliver the…

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The moment Latrell Mitchell won over Souths fans at training

The giant stature of Mitchell, his laidback walk and beaming smile made it impossible for those at the inner-city ground on a sunny Tuesday not to compare the former Rooster and the retired GI, who is 10 years his senior. Both players were in big demand when signing autographs after the session. Just how quickly Mitchell can adjust to life in Inglis’ old No.1 jersey will be the biggest talking point amongst Souths fans until their round-one clash against Cronulla. Cook pointed out Inglis often returned to pre-season training heavier…

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Hugh Grant backs Prince Harry and Meghan’s bombshell decision

The actor, who has endured his fair share of scandals, told news.com.au about the controversy: “All I will say is that if I was Harry, and my mother had effectively been murdered by the British newspapers, to then watch your wife being taken to pieces by them, I would, like him, be very protective.” Hugh Grant has backed Prince Harry and Meghan’s decision to step back from the royal family. Picture: Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images Grant, 59, spoke to news.com.au in Manhattan to promote his latest comedy, The Gentlemen, in…

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ASX hits record highs as US earnings season ramps up

Coupled with a strong Chinese trade report for December, those feel-good vibes flowed through to the local market with every sector closing higher on Tuesday, led by gains of more than 1.2 per cent for industrials, utilities, materials and consumer staples. Supermarket operators were in demand with Woolworths climbing 2.5 per cent to $38.38 while Coles Group added 1.4 per cent to $15.69, coinciding with a bullish analyst note from UBS. Among the miners, Rio Tinto rose 1.9 per cent to $103.97, BHP Group 1.3 per cent to $40.05 while…

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Peter Harris, former productivity commissioner attacks Coalition’s economic plan

“Our past leaders created confidence less by media management and more by their ability to smell the smoke, and act before damage became too great,” Mr Harris said. In a sharp criticism of the government’s deregulation agenda, Mr Harris said “the best that can be currently said in Canberra for structural reform is to trot out that old whipping dog, red tape, and give it another beating”. Mr Harris offered three proposals for the government to get the economy moving from its slowest rate of growth since the global financial…

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