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$250 million JobMaker plan to restart Australia’s creative economy

Thousands of jobs across Australia’s arts industry will be backed with a new $250 million targeted package to help restart the creative economy and get the entertainment, arts and screen sectors back to work, as they rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19. A range of new grant and loan programs will roll out over the […]

See the Penguins’ waddle watch live stream with Sydney Aquarium

Sydney, Thursday June 18th, 2020: Ever wondered what a Sub-Antarctic penguin colony gets up to, especially when they think no-one’s looking? Now you can find out, with SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium bringing back their successful Tank TV 24/7 live stream with a new series affectionately known as “Waddle Watch”. With the success of ‘Tank TV’, […]

A rich habitat under threat by a hurried decision to build apartments

Greens MP, Cate Faehrmann at the protest By Neena Badhwar June 8. There is this group of people shouting slogans carrying placards that read ‘Forest in Danger’; ‘Don’t kill the forest’; ‘More apartments will kill forest and jam up roads’; ‘Who’s the winner – Lose 2000 jobs at IBM site or create 300 jobs and […]

Australia-India sign strategic partnerships

Can India take up the challenge western nations are entrusting in its lap to counter unabated Chinese influence in the world. As China now extends its area of influence in the Indian neighbourhood: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, even Bangladesh, with finance and infrastructure deals, it causes concern not only to India but to the whole […]

Keeping seniors connected during Covid-19

  Innovative programs will support seniors to stay connected with their communities during COVID-19. Acting Minister for Seniors Geoff Lee said more than $700,000 in grants have been awarded to 24 organisations across NSW to deliver programs which help reduce social isolation among seniors. “It is important for seniors to stay at home to protect […]

Gen Y to the fore to decry police excesses

By Vijay Badhwar ‘BLACK LIVES MATTER’ ‘I CAN’T BREATHE’ Range is in the air at Town Hall in Sydney. The vibes are so strong that the sensations go through the whole body. There are thousands of protesters, mostly young, who overlay several blocks of adjacent streets around the Sydney landmark. Absent are most from the […]

India is coming, India is coming

By Kersi Meher-Homji Forget Covid-19. Forget everything unpleasant. The Indian cricket team will be touring Australia in December – January. Yipee! Do you remember the summer of 2018-19 when the team under Virat Kohli defeated Australia for the first time ever in Australia? Will they do it again with Steve Smith and David Warner back […]

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 […]

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