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Body found at Toowoomba pub

Brisbane Times Natalie Bochenski October 24, 2014

The body of a man has been found at a pub on the outskirts of Toowoomba.
Police were called to the Drayton Tavern, southwest of the city, at 7.20 Friday morning after the body was discovered by a cleaner.
A crime scene has been established.

Duo sentenced to jail for breaking into home of a 72-year-old Home Hill pensioner and bashing him

Townsville Bulletin EMMA CHANNON October 24, 2014

AN elderly pensioner was too scared to sleep in his own house after two strangers ­kicked down his door and bashed him.
Alan Murphy, 72, managed to run from his Home Hill house with cuts and bruising to his face and chest.
His attackers, Jack James Peterson and Trinity William Anderson, pleaded guilty to the burglary and attack in Townsville District Court ­yesterday.

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Australia’s rejection of costly new treatment sofosbuvir a ‘death sentence for Hepatitis C sufferers’

ABC News Deborah Cornwall 24 October 2014

Liver experts at a conference on the Gold Coast have been warned Australia is on the verge of a catastrophic death spiral from Hepatitis C.
Dr Miriam Levy, the director of gastroenterology at Sydney’s Liverpool Hospital, told the conference on Thursday that the recent decision by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) to refuse subsidies for a breakthrough treatment for Hepatitis C had effectively delivered a death sentence to up to 50,000 Australians who would die from the disease in the next few years.

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Infectious disease expert Professor Lyn Gilbert appointed to oversee Australia’s response to Ebola threat

ABC News Sophie Scott 23 October 2014 7:05pm

One of Australia’s leading doctors has been appointed the country’s Ebola tsar with the job of overseeing the response to the epidemic.
The ABC was granted exclusive access to the meeting between chief medical officers from across Australia, where it was revealed infectious disease expert Professor Lyn Gilbert would spearhead the country’s response.
Professor Gilbert is an expert in infectious diseases at the University of Sydney.
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http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-10-23/infectious-diseases-expert-named-as-australias-ebola-tsar/5837000

News.com.au PAUL TOOHEY  October 24, 2014
Ebola outbreak: Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre is on standby to be sent to West Africa

ABC News Simon Cullen 23 October, 2014
Ebola outbreak: US, UK have asked Australia to send medical teams to fight Ebola, DFAT officials say

The Guardian Jessica Glenzain 24 October 2014
Doctor tests positive for Ebola at New York Hospital
Preliminary test confirms virus in Craig Spencer, a physician with Doctors Without Borders who had been working in west Africa

Australia tackles Ebola outbreak with super-committee of public servants
‘This is a significant outbreak and Australia wishes to do its part in helping to deal with it,’ says Peter Varghese, the head of Dfat
The Guardian Shalailah Medhora 23 October 2014

 

Heroin trafficking arrests, Gold Coast

Qld Police Media October 23, 2014

Officers from the Gold Coast Major and Organised Crime Squad last night closed a protracted investigation focused on trafficking of heroin on the Gold Coast.
Operation Mike Expand involved the investigation of a Currumbin Waters couple allegedly involved in the transportation and distribution of heroin on the Gold Coast.
It will be alleged the 60-year-old man would facilitate the transportation of heroin from Sydney to the Gold Coast while the 56-year-old female was responsible for the distribution of the drugs on the Gold Coast.

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Update: Assault investigation, Jamboree Heights

Qld Police media October 23, 2014

Police have released a comfit of a man they believe can assist them with investigations into the assault of woman that occurred at Jamboree Heights last night.

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Sudden death investigation, Varsity Lakes

Qld Police Media October 23, 2014

Police are investigating the death of a man at a unit in Varsity Lakes this morning.
Around 11am, police were called to the Mulgrave Crescent address where a man was found deceased.
Forensic officers and police are conducting investigations at the scene.
The death is being treated as suspicious.
Read at source: http://mypolice.qld.gov.au/blog/2014/10/23/sudden-death-investigation-varsity-lakes/

Gold Coast Bulletin report: http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/crime-court/police-to-investigate-sex-angle-in-death-of-naked-and-bound-man-at-varsity-lakes/story-fnje8bkv-1227100424358?from=gold+coast+bulletin_rss

Autopsy on Varsity Lakes man to be conducted on Friday: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/autopsy-on-varsity-lakes-man-to-be-conducted-on-friday-20141024-11axzj.html