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Australia news live update: Melbourne warned of ‘dangerous’ storms; Central Land Council calls for regional NT lockdown; national cabinet meeting

Some of them are in tears here this morning, just come off a night shift. They are caring for, sometimes, one nurse for eight to 10 people and Covid has made their situation so harrowing.

Our hospital system really is at a breaking point and they are asking for … fair, safe staffing levels here in our hospitals. Here in south-western Sydney, these nurses saw the brunt of the Delta outbreak, a failure of national quarantine, a failure of the vaccine rollout, and now they are seeing with Omicron the failure of the rapid antigen testing.

They don’t have enough staff here and really, to see our nurses who are on the frontline suffering because of a failure to plan by a state and a federal Liberal governments, to see them in tears, to see our hospitals at crisis point, it’s clear our nurses are not OK.

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