Australia

COVID-19 casual contact sites vanish from NSW Health updates as Delta outbreak deepens

By: Jamie McKinnell The number of COVID-19 exposure sites in NSW grew so large earlier this week, health authorities abandoned listing some of them in email and social media updates. During the state’s Delta outbreak, NSW Health has been sending regular media releases detailing new venues of concern, and posting a list of close and casual contact sites on Twitter. ...

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ANNIVERSARY OF THE PORT OF BEIRUT EXPLOSION – THE SILENCE OF THE GRAND SERAIL “Ever has it been the heart knows not the depth of love until the hour of separation”

  Khalil Gibran The 4th August 2021 marks the anniversary of the Port of Beirut Explosion.  It was and remains a day of infamy and tragedy for the citizens of Lebanon. The World Lebanese Cultural Union stands in solidarity with the victims, it mourns the dead and it echoes the plea for justice, transparency and an independent investigation that must ...

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‘Don’t take advice from Scott Morrison’: Queenslanders under 60 urged away from AstraZeneca vaccine

  Queenslanders under 60 are being discouraged from getting an AstraZeneca vaccine through a federal government-announced initiative, with authorities saying people should listen to state officials and “not the advice of Scott Morrison”. It comes as the state records three new local COVID-19 cases and the government says the unvaccinated hospital worker who sparked the state’s current lockdown caught the ...

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AstraZenenca can now be requested by anyone under 40 in major change to vaccine program

By: Matthew Doran Prime Minister Scott Morrison has revealed a massive change to Australia’s coronavirus vaccination program, announcing anyone under the age of 40 can now approach their GP and request the AstraZeneca vaccine. Pfizer is the recommended vaccine for Australians under the age of 60, with states and territories now allowing people aged between 40 and 59 to book ...

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Some of Australia’s most vulnerable workers have been overlooked by government support as capital cities head back into lockdown

By: Jack Derwin As lockdowns sweep four of Australia’s capital cities, government support is leaving some of Australia’s smallest and most vulnerable sole traders out in the cold. This week, the New South Wales government announced grants of $5,000 and $10,000 for small businesses and sole traders hurt by two week of stay-at-home orders in Sydney and wider restrictions applied more broadly ...

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Friendlyjordies producer charged with stalking John Barilaro

  By: Christoper Knaus A 21-year-old producer for YouTube comedian Friendlyjordies has been charged with allegedly stalking and intimidating the New South Wales deputy premier, John Barilaro. Acting on a complaint from Barilaro, detectives from NSW police’s fixated persons unit arrested Kristo Langker at his family home in Dulwich Hill on 4 June and charged him with two offences of “stalk or ...

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