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Ricky Maddison was wanted for domestic violence offences when he killed Senior Constable Brett Forte.

Sergeant ‘lost hearing in my ears’ after listening to screaming over radio

The man commanding the police pursuit of Ricky Maddison the day he killed Queensland officer Brett Forte tells inquest: “I could just hear my heart beating.”

  • by Toby Crockford

Healthcare

Health Minister Brad Hazzard has expressed concern regarding the number of healthcare workers cancelling appointments for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Healthcare workers cancelling AstraZeneca jab appointments, waiting for Pfizer

Health Minister Brad Hazzard said it was challenging to maintain vaccination numbers over the past couple of weeks, claiming 70 to 80 per cent of health staff who were booked to receive the AstraZeneca shot had not attended their appointments in recent weeks.

  • by Mary Ward
Workers at the mass-vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park on Thursday.

‘Pfizer this way, AstraZeneca the other’: Inside Sydney’s mass vaccination hub

It will have the capacity to administer up to 30,000 vaccinations a week when it opens its doors in mid-May, which is more than the state achieved across all of its hospital hubs in the past two weeks.

  • by Mary Ward
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