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Strict COVID-safe exam protocols were in place at 9.50am today when 69,000 HSC students started the 2021 HSC written exams with English Paper 1. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said students had displayed an impressive resilience to push through the disruptions caused by the pandemic and be ready for their written exams. “HSC students, with […]

The iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House shimmered in gold tonight to mark the Diwali festival, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains around the world. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet joined Minister for Multiculturalism Natalie Ward in watching the spectacular illumination and wishing those celebrating Diwali a safe and happy festival. “Lighting up the […]

Planet Ark is asking Australians to join them in celebrating 25 years of National Recycling Week by getting involved in new recycling and reuse activities. Since the campaign was founded in 1996, the recycling rate in Australia has gone from 7% and just 1.5 million total tonnes recycled to over 60% and 43 million tonnes of materials […]

Fully vaccinated people have been significantly less likely to become seriously ill or die, and better protected from acquiring COVID-19, during the Delta outbreak in NSW. Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant today highlighted the findings in the latest NSW Health In Focus report which shows hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths were all far lower […]

The NSW Government is urging people who are yet to get their first COVID-19 vaccine to roll up their sleeves and get the jab as we edge closer to the 90 per cent double dose milestone. Premier Dominic Perrottet and Health Minister Brad Hazzard today toured a new vaccination clinic at The Granville Centre in […]

The much-anticipated Greenland Tower reaches completion. Architects face crazy challenges and impossible briefs every day. But BVN and Woods Bagot might have just completed their biggest challenge to date. The spectacular new Greenland Tower – now the tallest residential building in Sydney – has rewritten the rule books for city skyscrapers, several times over. A […]

Australian start-up, PETspot, is using technology to battle an increasing number of puppy scammers who have emerged in the past 18 months to take advantage of soaring demand for pets due to COVID-19 lockdowns. According to the ACCC, as of September 30 2021, there have been 2,544 reports of pet scams with losses totalling more […]

In response to the faster-than-expected rate of vaccination, the NSW Government will further ease rules for those who are fully vaccinated by bringing forward many of the roadmap changes scheduled for 1 December to Monday, 8 November. From 8 November there will be no limit on visitors to a home, no rules for outdoor gatherings […]

Families and friends will be reunited as Aussies start arriving home in time for Christmas, with NSW reaching the November 1 roadmap milestone and restrictions further eased for the double-vaccinated. From today, fully vaccinated residents can travel for holidays and recreation between Greater Sydney and regional NSW, bookings for hospitality venues are no longer capped […]

NSW Health state-run clinics will offer a booster dose, using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to individuals aged 18 and over from Monday 1 November. This booster shot will help people maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant. People aged 18 years and older may receive a booster at […]

Residents can now receive push notifications on COVID-19 case locations on the Service NSW app so they are alerted to potential exposure risks as soon as possible. The enhancement is in addition to the red icon that appears in the check-in history of a person who has been to a venue on the same day […]

The NSW Government is trialling Rapid Antigen Home Testing (RAHT) kits to reduce disruption at schools and halve the time close contacts need to isolate. Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning Sarah Mitchell said a pilot program of the test kits would begin in Albury next week. “I want to see disruption to our […]

From Dev Anand’s Prem Pujari to Madan Sehgal’s Kanyadaan, poet and lyricist Neeraj wove his magic in a raft of films. Aye Bhai Zara Dekh Ke Chalo is a song whose lyrics encapsulate the essence of life and tell the listener how to live a life beset with continuous challenges. Gopaldas Neeraj (popularly known as […]


Recycled plastics from kerbside waste will be used to create innovative modular tram stops, making Melbourne’s tram network more sustainable, accessible for people with disabilities and less disruptive to maintain and develop.  This project was recently awarded $300,000 by the Recycling Victoria Research and Development Fund – Materials and is delivered by Sustainability Victoria on […]

Families, individuals and businesses across NSW will benefit from a targeted $2.8 billion package developed to accelerate recovery following the three month lockdown due to the Delta COVID-19 outbreak. The NSW Government’s Economic Recovery Strategy released today includes funding to stimulate economic activity in cities and regions with a strong focus on rebuilding and supporting […]