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Omicron Postponements & Cancellations Hit The Arts

Following the inclusion of positive Rapid Antigen Test results in the official COVID-19 numbers NSW reported 92,246 new cases. With Omicron now sweeping the State the Sydney arts community is reeling as postponements and cancellations become more and more commonplace. Although there have been no super-spreader events linked to live theatre shows the spread of Omicron […]

‘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 […]