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Australians’ experiences of COVID-19 have played out over social media, with many using the platforms to express the highs and lows of life in lockdown as well as charting the focal points of the pandemic. An analysis from Monash University, released today, has revealed the needs and concerns of Australian social media users at various […]

The NSW Government will tighten COVID-19 restrictions around “higher risk” activities as the pandemic enters a new phase of community transmission. From 12:01am Friday, 24 July the following rules will be in force as NSW enters a state of ‘COVID normal’. · Compliance measures introduced to pubs will be extended to restaurants, bars cafés and […]

The NSW Government is urging bushwalkers to and other outdoor enthusiasts to conduct their activities with adequate planning and safety equipment, as record numbers visit the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park. Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott called for bushwalkers to ensure they took adequate safety equipment in case they needed assistance. “You […]

As far as 2020 goes so far, there really hasn’t been much in the way of good news. One of the few ‘feel good’ stories to come out of the COVID19 social lockdown was hearing that animal shelters and rescue groups were experiencing record numbers of adoptions. It seems that many people decided the prospect […]

Researchers at IITB-Monash Research Academy are using novel flood mapping technology to predict the impacts of extreme rainfall on high-risk communities in India.  PhD student Kesav Unnithan has used available satellite data to observe rainfall events and water runoff to predict the likelihood of flooding across a large geographical area. The 2018 floods in Kerala […]

Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo will continue to welcome visitors to its world renowned exhibits, with the NSW Government today announcing it will remain open and operate alongside the new state-of-the-art facility planned for Western Sydney. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the decision would ensure Sydney had two world-class facilities and […]

The second major WestConnex project, the $4.3 billion New M5 tunnels between Beverly Hills and St Peters, is scheduled to open in the early hours of Sunday morning. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said final safety checks are being carried out on the 9km twin tunnels, which will help get South Western Sydney moving again. “Motorists will […]

Get ready for thoda jhagda and thoda nakhra – because what’s love without a lil’ drama!? Check out the never-before-seen #dramebaaz pairing of AKASA and Raftaar in their new song NAIYYO. After delivering the superhit Naagin, AKASA is back with another power – packed collaboration with India’s favorite rapper, Raftaar. Naiyyo is AKASA’s debut as […]

Scientists are asking all Australians to step outside on the longest night of the year to help them measure light pollution around the country. “We’re expecting thousands of people to join us on Australia’s longest night, Sunday 21 June, to help researchers create a map of Australia’s darkest skies, and learn about light pollution and […]

A new study has shown for the first time how inexpensive materials can be used in high performance batteries of the future. The study, published today in ACS Energy Letters, is a collaboration between Monash University, the India Institute of Technology Bombay-Monash Research Academy, and Deakin University. Scientists and engineers have been focused on finding a […]

Love and hope will sail us through these tough times. A beautiful rendition by Pritam and Arijit Singh. #Shayad #ArijitSingh #Pritam Song name : Shayad – Aaj Kal Composer : Pritam Singer : Arijit Singh Special Thanks to Red FM RJ Abhimanyu- Mumbai RJ Rishi Kapoor- Mumbai RJ Purab- Kanpur RJ Kabir- Pune RJ Disha- […]

Adult community sport can recommence at the same time as 18 years and under from the start of next month, as the NSW Government lifts more COVID-19 restrictions. Acting Minister for Sport Geoff Lee thanked the community for their patience during the pause on local sports and welcomed its return on July 1. “Sport is […]

At 3pm today Tasmania will join all other States and Territories by allowing intrastate travel and staying overnight which is a boon for recreational and commercial boating. Boating Industry Association President Darren Vaux said the ongoing easing of COVID-19 restrictions was good news for the industry and a reflection of successful efforts to contain the […]

Businesses will be able to check, test and promote their COVID Safe credentials with the launch of the NSW Government’s online COVID Safe Check. Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Customer Service Victor Dominello said the online tool would help businesses get back to work safely. “With the recent easing of restrictions thousands of businesses […]

The caravan and camping lifestyle is deep rooted in the Australian psyche, with 19 million Australians indicating they would consider staying in a caravan Park according to new research released by Caravan Industry Association of Australia.   Adding to its popularity is that it is one of the safest accommodation types available in Australia, ideally suited for Australians to get away and have a safe and much needed holiday.  “By […]