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Are pregnant women, elderly and people with disability prioritised in PCR testing queues?

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Are pregnant women, elderly and people with disability prioritised in PCR testing queues?

At 25 weeks pregnant, Brisbane woman Leilehua Fa'onevai waited in her car for eight hours to receive a PCR test. 

Her parents, who live with her, had tested positive to COVID-19 and she couldn't find rapid antigen tests (RATs) in shops or state-run clinics.

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I'm a photographer and I'm colourblind — this is what I've learnt about the world

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I'm a photographer and I'm colourblind — this is what I've learnt about the world

I'm a photographer. I'm also completely colourblind. 

I see no colour, and never have, as I was born with a condition called rod monochromatism.

Forms of colour blindness are thought to affect about 8 per cent of men and 0.4 per cent of women, according to Vision Australia, but my condition is amongst the rarest and most severe forms.

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Disability beach access improvement welcomed in regional Queensland, but still a long way to go

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Disability beach access improvement welcomed in regional Queensland, but still a long way to go

When Mila suffered a stroke 12 months ago, she thought she would never touch the sand and water again.  

The central Queensland grandmother loves the ocean as "it's very important" and she feels "power from the water", but her recent mobility issues made reaching the water's edge almost impossible. 

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People with disabilities have experience of a lifetime at scout jamboree

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People with disabilities have experience of a lifetime at scout jamboree

Thousands of people have enjoyed a range of outdoor activities this week, from abseiling to robotics, at the VicJam Scouts event in Elmore, Central Victoria. 

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I used to hide my symptoms and disability from others. Now I want to be 100 per cent 'seen'

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Today, to put it bluntly, I lost the plot. Chucked a huge wobbly. I screamed, swore, cursed just about everyone in the world, was mean to my husband (the one part I'm genuinely ashamed of). I threw things. 

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