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‘Equity matters’: health organisations call for expanded access to RATs as PM doubles down

By EVA BAXTER Health organisations across Australia are calling on the federal government to urgently expand access to rapid antigen tests. The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) said free rapid antigen tests are a matter of equity. “With the difficulty of getting a PCR test, many people just […]

Omicron spoils NYE plans across Sydney

By EVA BAXTER Sydneysiders are being forced to change plans and businesses are cancelling New Year’s Eve events as cases of Omicron soar. Long lines have formed at PCR testing clinics over the festive season, with some clinics closed or operating on reduced hours until January 4th. Sonya queued for three hours at RPA to […]

Pop-up blood donation service hits Bondi this December to defy “bailer boom”

By EVA BAXTER Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is calling for 500 new blood donors in Bondi this December, as demand for blood reaches a 10 year high. Australian Red Cross Lifeblood is hosting a “pop-up” blood donation service at Church in the Marketplace in Bondi to boost supplies over the Christmas period for many seriously […]

Working out from home: fitness trainers offer gym alternatives amid Sydney’s stay-at-home orders

BY TESSA PELLE As Sydney dives into a two-week lockdown, the closure of gyms and fitness centres have forced personal trainers to find other means of keeping their businesses afloat. The NSW government has limited outdoor exercise to groups of no more than 10 people, meaning most community sport will not be able to go […]

Sydney-siders urged to get vaccinated to prevent “devastating” flu season

By ALLISON HORE While a full roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations is still a long way off, Sydney-siders are being urged to get a flu shot to stave off what could be a devastating flu season.  Following the introduction of coronavirus restrictions at the end of March last year, Influenza cases dropped by more than 99 […]

Pandemic blow to renter mental health

By ALLISON HORE More than half of renters in Australia have experienced worse mental health outcomes during the pandemic as a result of their living situation, new data reveals.  A survey of 15,000 tenants revealed factors such as loss of income, inability to pay rent, insecure leases and eviction risk- coupled with lockdowns and social […]

James Smith – Live & Uncensored

James Smith doesn’t mince words when he talks about fitness. The outspoken, expletive-happy, no-punches-pulled personal trainer got so fed up with the commercial, sensationalised industry that fitness had become that he had to speak up - loudly. The Brit, who now lives in Bondi, gained fame via social media and YouTube, and now he’s going […]

False stats used in ‘War on Drugs’

BY SARAH MCLENAGHAN The drug related deaths of two people at Sydney’s Defqon music festival last weekend have led to calls for a drug policy focusing on safety and public health rather than punishment. It has been revealed data measuring the level of drug possession incidents occurring in NSW has been double-counted for the last […]

Movement Republic: A New Way to Move

It’s easy to be disillusioned by today’s fitness industry. Outside of hard-core fads like fasting, shredding, Crossfit and hideous green smoothies – it’s difficult to find non-threatening alternatives for leading a fit and healthy lifestyle. Enter Movement Republic, an innovative and inclusive alternative to what it means to ‘work out’. Located in the heart of […]

White Bay residents and Environment Minister in historic first meeting

  White Bay residents have called on the New South Wales Environment Minister for the first time about their air and noise pollution concerns from the White Bay Cruise Terminal. Residents met Rob Stokes in a meeting convened by Balmain MP Jamie Parker on May 27. A representative from the Environmental Protection Authority was also […]