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Parents and teachers left needing ‘more information’ on NSW school return ahead of National cabinet meeting

By DANIEL LO SURDO Rapid antigen testing is set to play a crucial role in NSW’s back to school plan, with Premier Dominic Perrottet refusing to keep schools closed despite many students set to return to classrooms unvaccinated on February 1. Under a “test to stay” program, students in the same cohort as any confirmed […]

National cabinet to discuss new approaches to Omicron after NSW records over 11,000 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that new close contact definitions and rapid antigen testing will be addressed when the national cabinet meet tomorrow, as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to skyrocket cases within NSW and the country. The cabinet will discuss adopting a national definition of close contacts, which […]

Climate group cop bikie bail terms

By VERONICA ANASSIS Extinction Rebellion (XR) environmental demonstrators were arrested at Broadway last Monday where they were detained and “starved” into signing “unfair” bail agreements, according to the climate change activist group. The peaceful protestors were offered “extreme” bail conditions after they claimed they were refused food for long periods by Police whilst in detention […]

Climactic clash, riled Royals, traumatic trawler, gay apple: News Bites – 9 Oct 2019

Bite-sized bulletins by ALEC SMART Climate Chained Radical environmentalists Extinction Rebellion (XR) have chosen this week and next for rallies and civil disturbance to draw attention to the climate crisis threatening the planet. Protests, many involving activists chaining themselves to immovable objects (or each other), have taken place in the USA, Europe, India, and Australasia. […]

Wicked days are numbered

BY ALEC SMART It appears the writing is finally on the wall for Wicked Campers – notorious for renting out campervans adorned with provocative sexist and homophobic graffiti - after Australian transport ministers agreed on a nationwide crackdown on any of their vehicles displaying slogans deemed ‘offensive’. At a meeting in Adelaide on Friday 2 […]