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Final year medical students to work in non-Covid hospital wards

Minister for Health Brad Hazzard Final year medical students will take on new, supervised roles in NSW hospitals under a $12.7 million initiative to boost the medical workforce if needed during the pandemic. Minister for Health Brad Hazzard said the NSW Government is working with NSW universities to identify around 200 final year medical students […]

ATO reminds businesses to set up myGOv ID to seek assistance

The ATO is reminding businesses using the ATO’s Business Portal for the first time that they will need to set up a myGovID if they don’t already have one. Through the Business Portal you can apply for certain government assistance programs, lodge activity statements and pay super guarantee through the Small Business Superannuation Clearing House […]

Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) statistics by the Ministry of Health on March 27

As at 8pm, Friday 27 March 2020, an additional 212 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 26 March, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 1,617. Confirmed cases (incl. interstate residents in NSW health care facilities) 1,617 Cases tested and excluded 84,907 Total 86,524 There are currently 147 COVID-19 cases […]

Are we pressing panic buttons on Coronavirus pandemic?

By Kersi Meher-Homji   Readers think that I am a cricket nut specializing in statistics and figures. True. But I am also a research Virologist, retired now. It seems panic has spread the pandemic faster than Coronavirus. That word is on everyone’s lips. Well, not literally, as kissing is forbidden these days! I heard a […]

Women champions honoured at the inaugural ‘Innate Power of Women Forum’

Milli Dakshin with proud parents Bindi Shah and Susan Day It is good to see champions from the Indian community being recognised for all the worthwhile work they do for the benefit of community in Australia. It was a proud moment for Khushi and Milli Dakshin who received The Young Champion Award, Bindi Shah along […]

Australia’s creative industries ‘entrenched in gender and diversity imbalance’ at the highest levels

An analysis of Australia’s film, television and radio industries reveals a serious gender and diversity imbalance at the most senior levels, a University of South Australia study has found. A new paper published in Media International Australia warns of the dangers of a predominantly male, middle-aged, white workforce projecting their views on Australia, rather than […]

Community languages multicultural grants stream two now open

Stream two of the Community Languages Multicultural Grants program is now open. The grants are part of the Australian Government’s commitment to provide $10 million over two years to community language schools to help young Australians learn another language. Through stream two, community language schools can apply for funding of up to $25,000 for projects […]

Schedule of ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

By Kersi Meher-Homji ICC Women’s Twenty 20 World Cup starts on 21st February and the Final will be held on 8th March, International Women’s Day. Venues: Sydney showground, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra. Ten teams will participate: Australia (A), New Zealand (NZ), England (E), South Africa (SA), West Indies (WI), India (I), Pakistan (P), Sri Lanka […]

CSIRO to support nation’s bushfire rebuilding measures

CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has welcomed its role in delivering practical resilience measures in relation to bushfires and climate change, as the country faces continued extreme fire weather in the future. Announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today, CSIRO, in collaboration with other agencies and partners, will bring plans and recommendations to Australian Governments […]

Scott Morrison: This Australia Day we celebrate Australians who have fought bushfires

MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER AUSTRALIA DAY 2020 As Australians, we belong to an ancient land with a story that spans 60,000 years. Our national story begins with the oldest continuing culture in the world. Our most modern chapter has been written by millions of ordinary citizens driven by hard work, hope and courage, who, […]

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