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Nurses strike to demand better conditions and pay this week

By MARCUS HAAR After ongoing talks for better pay and work conditions, the NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) are set to continue strike action this Thursday following another breakdown in discussions with the state government.   A majority in the NSWNMA’s public sector branches voted for a second 24-hour state-wide strike following the initial […]

NSW to continue COVID-19 restrictions until February 28 in another blow for inner city nightlife

By TOKS OGUNDARE Singing and dancing in nightclubs and entertainment facilities across NSW will continue to be banned as Premier Dominic Perrottet announced today that COVID-19 restrictions would continue until February 28, after being scheduled to lift in two days time. Mr Perrottet said today that the restrictions put in place earlier this month will […]

Four more Inner West COVID-19 deaths as NSW records 34,660 new cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Four more people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 as 34,660 new cases were detected by NSW Health in the last reporting period. It is part of 20 new deaths that were recorded in the 24 hours up to 8:00 pm last night, while hospitalisations reached 2,650 and 191 […]

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 […]

St Vincent’s Hospital launches emergency response after 400 incorrect COVID-19 tests found

By TOKS OGUNDARE St Vincent’s Hospital in Darlinghurst has launched an emergency response after its pathology service, SydPath, incorrectly informed 400 people that they had returned negative COVID-19 test results. The hospital apologised for the error in a statement released this morning.   “SydPath last night incorrectly messaged more than 400 people, advising them they had […]

“Appalling” beachside Christmas party threatens community

By ALLISON HORE Riot Squad police were called in to help break up a huge crowd of party goers on Bronte Beach on Christmas Day. Video posted to Instagram and Facebook showed a huge crowd of people wearing santa hats, drinking and dancing together by Bronte Beach on Christmas day. Some revellers sat on others’ […]

No distancing in Double Bay

By ALLISON HORE The Golden Sheaf Hotel in Double Bay has been issued a $5,500 fine after failing to impose social distancing on patrons queued up outside its doors on Wednesday night.  The hotel was investigated by Liquor & Gaming NSW after a picture emerged on reddit showing up to 250 people packed tightly into […]

Covid-19 returns to Sydney via Melbourne

By ALEC SMART Victorian health authorities allowed a man who tested positive for coronavirus to leave his quarantine early and travel to Sydney, where he returned to work in a Woolworths supermarket in Balmain. The man, who flew into Melbourne on June 11 after a trip to Bangladesh, was initially ordered to self-isolate in a […]

TB link to cursed Ruby Princess cruise ship

By ALEC SMART In a startling new revelation, passengers on the infamous death ship Ruby Princess, the luxury cruise liner responsible for over 850 - more than 10 per cent - of Australia’s total Covid-19 cases, were warned that they might also have been exposed to tuberculosis (TB) while on board. In a letter dated […]

Hillsong link to Ruby Princess claimed

By ALEC SMART Explosive accusations shared across social media have linked the controversial Hillsong Church with the infamous death ship Ruby Princess. On March 19, the cruise ship Ruby Princess hurriedly disembarked 2647 passengers into the heart of Sydney at Circular Quay’s Overseas Passengers Terminal - all but 12 of whom were allowed to disperse […]