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Five new inner city COVID-19 deaths as NSW – and Australia – records deadliest day of the pandemic

By PATRICK MCKENZIE NSW and Australia have recorded their deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic so far as the state recorded 36 deaths in the last reporting period, while 74 total deaths were recorded across the nation.  Five people from Sydney were among the deaths while none were recorded from the Inner West, down from […]

Two people from the Inner West die as inner city records almost 2,500 new COVID-19 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Two people from the Inner West have died from COVID-19 in the last reporting period as the Sydney Local Health District, which includes the Balmain, Concord, Canterbury and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals, recorded 2,480 new cases. It comes as NSW detected 63,018 new cases of COVID-19, while hospitalisations rose to 2,525 […]

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 […]

Positive rapid test registration launches on Service NSW as Sydney and Inner West records over 2,500 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO People living or staying in NSW who are aged 16 and over will now be able to register their positive rapid antigen test on the Service NSW app, with Premier Dominic Perrottet announcing that people who fail to disclose their positive result from next week will face a $1000 fine. The […]

NSW records deadliest day of the pandemic as Perrottet orders 50 million more rapid tests

By DANIEL LO SURDO NSW has recorded its deadliest day of the COVID-19 pandemic as the state recorded 16 deaths during the most recent reporting period, surpassing the 15 recorded on September 29 and October 1 last year. The new record comes as NSW scrambles to limit the spread of the virus through new restrictions, […]

New COVID-19 restrictions a blow for inner city nightlife

By DANIEL LO SURDO The newest batch of restrictions imposed by the NSW government has coarsened the road to COVID-19 recovery for inner city nightlife venues, as singing and dancing were banned by Premier Dominic Perrottet in hospitality venues, entertainment facilities and major recreation facilities this week. Mr Perrottet conceded that the state would face […]

Crowds gather for The Ashes at Moore Park amid surging COVID-19 cases

By DANIEL LO SURDO Daily crowds surpassing 25,000 have gathered at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) this week for the fourth match of The Ashes test cricket series between England and Australia, after many Sydneysiders opted to avoid large events in the new year amid a growing number of COVID-19 cases across the state. Events […]

Double vaccinated man in his 20s dies at St Vincent’s Hospital

By DANIEL LO SURDO A double vaccinated man in his 20s has died at St Vincent's Hospital in Darlinghurst as NSW Health announced 34,994 new COVID-19 cases were detected today. The man from the ACT  had no known underlying health conditions and was one of six people who had sadly died during the last reporting […]

Hundreds protest at Town Hall for LGBTI rights

By DANIEL LO SURDO Hundreds campaigned at Town Hall yesterday to take a stand for LGBTI rights and protest Premier Dominic Perrottet’s parliamentary agenda.  The protest was organised by Community Action for Rainbow Rights and sought to draw attention to the proposed bills and legislation that will “erode [the] rights” of the LGBTI community.  Greens’ […]

Residents let down as Perrottet takes WestConnex profits from Inner West

By DANIEL LO SURDO The Inner West conveyed their disappointment after State Treasurer Dominic Perrottet declared plans to transfer profits from WestConnex’s privatisation into the $15 billion NSW Generations Fund last week.  The announcement came after the Inner West was promised investments into their local infrastructure and facilities to mitigate the implications of 24-hour construction […]