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Victoria pressed to scrap two-jab Covid vaccine mandate amid worker shortage

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The Victorian government is facing pressure from epidemiologists and industry groups to scrap its two-vaccine mandate, despite an expert suggesting Australia is on track to have more than 15,000 Covid deaths this year...

Bumpy start to holidays for travellers as Qantas staff shortage leads to luggage lag

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Qantas passengers are starting their holidays without their bags, as the airline strains under demand. The delays have forced travellers to spend hundreds of dollars on new clothes with some waiting almost a week for ...

Australian visa backlog keeping engineers out of country amid skills shortage

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Australia’s vast visa backlog is trapping engineering graduates out of the country for up to four years, compounding the skills shortages and causing heartache, frustration and depression among applicants. The enginee...

Young people wanted in UK forestry amid critical shortage of tree surgeons

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When Kevin Martin was a child he spent days beneath the canopy of Hampshire woodlands while his father, a tree surgeon, scaled the heights of oak and ash above him. Twenty years later, with a degree and with research ...

Sriracha lovers burned as maker halts production due to pepper shortage

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A looming Sriracha shortage has hot sauce lovers feeling fiery, after the maker of the popular condiment said it was suspending sales over the summer due to a shortage of chili peppers. Southern California-based Huy F...

Australian visa backlog keeping engineers out of country amid skills shortage

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Australia’s vast visa backlog is trapping engineering graduates out of the country for up to four years, compounding the skills shortages and causing heartache, frustration and depression among applicants. The enginee...

Baby formula shortage continues to distress parents as production resumes

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A baby formula shortage sweeping the US that has trigged a political crisis for Joe Biden is continuing to distress parents, caregivers, and medical professionals as they still find the vital product difficult to obta...

Labor wants review of Australia’s gas supply trigger ‘within weeks’ to avoid future shortage

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The Albanese government wants the outcome from a review of its so-called gas trigger “within weeks” to reduce the risk of a repeat of last week’s crisis that almost left Victoria short and sent spot market electricity...

‘A certain stigma’: Spain’s hospitality sector hit by waiter shortage

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After a two-year drought, tourists are flooding back to Spain, but just as the hospitality industry begins to recover from the pandemic, it faces a new crisis – a shortage of waiters. From Mallorca to Madrid, restaura...

Bunting shortage looms as platinum jubilee revellers scramble for supplies

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Bunting is an essential ingredient of any street or garden party but there are now fears of a shortage ahead of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations, amid a scramble for party supplies. Patriotic shoppers have be...

Helium shortage disrupts celebrations – and US weather service

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A global helium shortage has been affecting celebrations with balloons and even the National Weather Service. Helium is a rare substance produced when uranium decays. Already difficult to mine, there are only a few so...

Baby formula shortage highlights inequality in US maternal support

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Maria Stant breastfed her first three children, but she found nursing her babies was a challenge once she went back to work. She worked as a server at a pizza place and then at another restaurant, and she could only a...

Biden invokes Defense Production Act to tackle baby formula shortage

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Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and authorized flights to import supply from overseas, as he faces mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by ...

Baby formula maker Abbott to restart production amid US shortage

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The baby formula maker Abbott has reached an agreement with US health regulators to restart production at its largest domestic factory amid a nationwide formula shortage that has left shelves bare and parents scrambli...

US infant formula shortage: what you need to know

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Many parents are hunting for infant formula because of a combination of short- and long-term problems that has hit most of the biggest US brands. Millions of babies in the US rely on formula, which is the only source ...

Abbott says two months for baby formula to hit shelves amid US shortage

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A major US manufacturer of baby food has said that it could take six to eight weeks for its products to reach shelves following a widespread recall, exacerbating a shortage of baby formula. Abbott Laboratories, which ...

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