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Government support package welcomed by local small businesses, but eligibility threshold leaves out smallest

By TESSA PELLE The NSW Government has announced a brand-new grants package to assist small businesses due to Sydney’s stay at home orders. The ongoing pandemic has seen multiple small businesses shut their doors due to COVID restrictions and significantly less trade. Guy is the manager of Simply Hummus in Darlinghurst. He says going into […]

Premier palliates pork barrelling

By ALLISON HORE NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has admitted tens of millions of dollars in council grants were distributed in a way which was beneficial to the Liberal party, but said she saw no issue with the process. The Stronger Communities fund was originally established to help merged councils with infrastructure needs after controversial council […]

Masks “strongly recommended” on public transport

By ALLISON HORE Facial masks on public transport are being “strongly recommended” by the NSW government to reduce community spread of COVID-19. In a press conference on Sunday premier Gladys Berejiklian offered a “strong recommendation” for people to wear a mask in enclosed spaces including on public transport, in supermarkets, places of worship and in public […]

Star Casino escapes tighter restrictions

By ALLISON HORE The Star Casino will be exempt from tighter social distancing laws for bars and restaurants despite being charged $5,000 for breaching social distancing guidelines. On Saturday night large groups of patrons at the Star Casino were seen standing and mingling amongst each other while drinking alcohol. Under existing public health orders patrons […]

Upton opposes Abortion Bill

By VANESSA LIM Liberal Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton voted against the abortion bill after Premier Gladys Berejikilian caved in to her conservative colleagues in the Liberal Party and allowed a conscience vote on the bill. This allowed politicians a vote based on their personal moral and ethical beliefs and did not attach politicians to the […]