/ 04 June 2024

Putting out fires

Image source: iStock
Image source: iStock

In a bit of a whoopsie, Immigration Minister Andrew Giles has had to admit he got it wrong when he said drones were being used to keep an eye on immigration detainees released into the community despite their criminal convictions. Giles initially made the claim during a Sky News interview last week, but yesterday said he’d been given dud info from his department. The whole drone thing had the Coalition pressuring Giles over privacy concerns for Aussies in the targets’ vicinity… And as the Albanese Government continues to cop flack over immigration, it has made peace with Australia’s pharmacists. After a falling out over changes to dispensing rules, the 8th Community Pharmacy Agreement chucks an extra $3 billion into the system over 5 years, taking the total to $26.5 billion. They call that a sweetener…

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