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Our History | Club still committed to local communities after almost a century | The Examiner

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Rotary commenced in Australia with the formation of the Rotary Club of Melbourne in 1921. The first President, Professor Osborne, was appointed a Special Commissioner for Rotary with the task of introducing Rotary to Western Australia, South Australia, other parts of Melbourne and Tasmania. Professor Osborne, along with Mr WA Drummond Secretary of the Rotary Club of Melbourne, sailed to Tasmania on the Nairana and landed in…



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We’ve investigated aged care for the past three years. These are the stories that shocked us

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It was billed as the “opportunity of a lifetime”.

And as senior counsel assisting said in the final hearings of the Aged Care Quality and Safety Royal Commission last week, it is “the most in-depth and thorough examination of Australia’s aged care systems that has ever been undertaken”.

The QCs have presented more than 120 recommendations detailing massive reform, including a new Aged Care Act; a star rating system allowing families to compare nursing homes for quality and safety that would also show any reports of abuse and neglect; and new staffing requirements with more nurses and specialist care for dementia and palliative patients.

Of course, none of these recommendations are guaranteed to be taken up by commissioners Tony Pagone and…



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Jim Everett was born on Flinders Island but grew up in Victoria after his parents fled racism in Tasmania | The Examiner

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When Jim Everett – Puralia Meenamatta, 78, returned to Tasmania, at the age of 16, he didn’t really know what it meant to be Aboriginal. His family had fled the island state when he was four hoping to escape the “shame” of being Aboriginal. “[My family] left here because of the feeling of low self-esteem…



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COMMENT: Does Tasmania really need bypasses? | The Examiner

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As a nipper I remember sitting on my mum’s lap watching telegraph poles amble by as we made the four-hour trip between Launceston and Hobart in our family Hillman sedan. It was like a Marco Polo adventure, on a narrow grey ribbon stretching out ahead through villages, hamlets and towns. And then, in the name of progress successive state governments spent billions of dollars bypassing these wonderful little settlements. At a…



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