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Australia adjourns parliament amid leadership crisis

Mr Turnbull is fighting to retain his position amid a push by senior colleagues to replace him as leader.

He is under pressure over poor polling and a revolt by the conservative wing of his party.

Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten said: "Australia no longer has a functioning government."

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted 70-68 to suspend parliament until 10 September.

     

New regional initiative targets improvement in health service delivery

This programme will be implemented through a partnership with the Pacific Community (SPC), the Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

In the new Pacific Regional Clinical Services and Workforce Improvement Programme, SPC will play a central role in supporting Pacific Island countries (PICs) to work together to improve regional governance for clinical services and health workforce development.