LISTEN: AUSTRALIA to help PNG, Prince Phillip update, MDMA could help and more - Headlines by Auscast - Wednesday March 17, 2021

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Vo by Andy Martin.


AUSTRALIA will distribute urgent vaccine supplies for frontline workers in Papua New Guinea - where there's been a major outbreak.

The federal government is also deploying medical teams to the Pacific nation.

And a website will launch today, where Australians can book in for their own covid vaccine.

Next in line are the over 70s, healthcare workers and people with chronic medical conditions.


After a month in hospital, Prince Phillip has been discharged.

The 99 year-old Duke of Edinburgh was admitted for an infection...and ended up having minor surgery for a heart condition.

He's now returned to Windsor Castle with The Queen. The pair has thanked medical staff and followers for their well wishes.


Details of a new clinical trial have been revealed...which will look at whether drugs such as magic mushrooms and MDMA can help people with mental illness. 

A 15-million-dollar government grant will be used to trial potential combination therapies.


AND...The teen behind last year’s Twitter hack - targeting the biggest accounts in the world -will spend the next three years in jail after pleading guilty to the breach.

Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Kanye West were just a handful of the targets.


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  • US media reports Prince Harry has spoken with brother William and father Charles ...their first conversation since last week's Oprah interview.

The talks were apparently unproductive...though Harry is glad the conversation has started.

  • Welcome news for parents - kids TV series Peppa Pig has been renewed until 2027.


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