Melbourne chiropractor who spouted ‘dangerous’ anti-vax information suspended

A Melbourne chiropractor who spouted “dangerous” misinformation about vaccinations, including likening childhood vaccinations to poison, has been suspended from practising for six months. The Chiropractic Board of Australia referred Simon Floreani, who has a practice in Middle Park, to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for professional misconduct in March 2019. Chiropractor Dr Simon Floreani. The board said Dr Floreani, […]

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Melbourne Cup Carnival crowds of 60,000 mooted as Victoria records six new coronavirus cases

For our free coronavirus pandemic coverage, learn more here. An ambitious plan to host up to 60,000 racegoers a day at Flemington Racecourse throughout this year’s Melbourne Cup Carnival has been revealed as the state recorded six new cases of coronavirus. A traffic controller who worked at a Moonee Valley Racecourse testing site while infectious was reported later on Wednesday, […]

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‘Civic heart of Melbourne’: Federation Square to receive $20m makeover

Federation Square will receive a $20 million upgrade after a state government review called for reforms to the landmark precinct amid concerns it is in decline. The upgrade – the largest in Federation Square’s 18-year-history – will include a regional experience centre offering Victoria’s best food and wine, lighting to highlight its famous architecture, better signage and improvements to the […]

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Melbourne scientists find head lice treatment can kill COVID-19 cells

Coronavirus breakthrough as scientists discover a drug used to treat HEAD LICE can kill COVID-19 cells Researchers at Monash University found Ivermectin can kills COVID-19 cells The anti-parasite drug killed off the cells within two days and is widely available Scientists are moving towards human trials but expect it to be at least a month Ivermectin has also been found […]

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Your weekend in Melbourne January 25 to 26

MUSIC HANDSOME has described her genre as tomboy pop and brooding electronica. ELECTRO-POP Chapel Off Chapel honours queer female and non-binary musicians in their showcase Power, part of Midsumma Festival. Saturday’s performance features Australian electro-pop musician HANDSOME, whose debut EP No Hat No Play includes Save Some Love and Late Night Ball Game. HANDSOME has described her genre as tomboy […]

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Your weekend in Melbourne September 21 to 22

MUSIC Hyelim Kim. NEO-CLASSICAL Curated by Australian Art Orchestra’s artistic director, Peter Knight, Meeting Points Series is a suite of intimate concerts combining musical styles from across the globe for unexpected collaborations. In Leaf and Shadow, Hyelim Kim plays the Korean bamboo flute alongside Australian jazz drummer Simon Barker, violinist Pei Ann Yeoh (Kuala Lumpur), vocalist Bae II Dong (Seoul) […]

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