Jackson Worthington is a program producer at ABC South West. He started his career as a general news and features reporter at The Examiner in Launceston after graduating from Curtin University in 2019.

The Examiner

Veterans and first responders open up about work, trauma and recovery

Brett Wright served as a paratrooper in the Australian Defence Force for 6 years. He has jumped out of planes, been injured, and lost friends all in the name of service. Mr Wright knew his work was impacting him while serving, but it wasn't until after he left that he understood the full extent of his trauma.
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ABC News

Logging of WA native forests to be banned but industry says 'rushed decision' will cost jobs

The WA government has moved to end logging in native forests by investing in softwood timber plantations, a plan Premier Mark McGowan says will save around 400,000 hectares that would otherwise have been at risk of being felled. In a pre-budget announcement, Mr McGowan said the government would spend $350 million on softwood plantations across the state's south-west to preserve karri, jarrah and wandoo forests.
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The Examiner

People 'will go blind': concern over proposed Medicare changes

Every 10 weeks, 74-year-old Russell Sibbison gets an injection in each of his eyes. Without them his diabetes would slowly cause him to go blind. Right now the procedure costs him nothing thanks to his private health cover and the Tasmanian Eye Institute. But that could change if the federal government accepts a recommendation made during the review of Medicare item numbers.
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ABC South West

Students roll up for the jab at one of WA's first school vaccine clinics

A school in the South West has become one of the first in Western Australia to set up an onsite COVID-19 vaccination clinic in a bid to get jabs to senior school students before end-of-year exams. Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School (BCGS), located about 180 kilometres south of Perth, organised for a GP outreach service to offer vaccines to students after parents contacted the school asking for help.
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