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Year 12s still plan to go to uni next year

Applications for uni study through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) have opened strongly. Since opening on Wednesday, UAC has received more than 3,300 …

Possible coronavirus drug identified by Monash University scientists

A Monash University-led study has shown that an anti-parasitic drug already available around the world can kill the virus within 48 hours. Scientists showed …

Essential Energy reviews power outages

As NSW adjusts to the impact of COVID-19, regional electricity distributor Essential Energy is asking for the community’s understanding to help complete …

Help for the Child Care sector and parents

The Minister for Agriculture Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud has welcomed the Federal Government’s Early Childhood Education and Care …

WIRES and Landcare Australia join forces in $1million post-bushfire wildlife habitat regeneration

WIRES and Landcare Australia have announced a landmark $1million partnership supporting recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across …

Airbnb: Stay home this Easter

Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb’s Country Manager for Australia, has warned Australians to strictly follow guidance from local authorities and avoid unnecessary …

HSC changes protect health and safety of students

Chair of the NESA Board, Professor Peter Shergold today announced a number of key decisions about the 2020 HSC made by the NSW Education Standards Authority …

Australians will now be able to access essential medicines without a prescription in an emergency during COVID-19

All Australians will be able to access their essential medicines continued by a pharmacist at PBS prices if their prescription has run out under continued …

Are smokers more likely to catch COVID-19?

Two UNSW Sydney academics discuss how coronavirus – primarily a respiratory virus – affects smokers. Professor Christine Jenkins, AM, is Conjoint …

Antarctica’s summer of extreme heat

Scientists record first reported heatwave at Antarctica’s Casey research station. This summer, while drought, heatwaves and bushfires ravaged Australia, …

Latest NSW gaming machine data released

31st March 2020 Liquor & Gaming NSW has issued its latest gaming machine data updates as part of the NSW Government’s commitment to transparency on …

Grafton Relay For Life announce new Hope at Home Movement!

31st March 2020 Grafton Relay For Life have announced an all new movement, Hope at Home, to enable the community to show their support despite cancellation of …

Property under fire: tenants, property owners and older Australians bear the brunt of Covid-19

31st March 2020 Property experts at the University of South Australia are urging the government to implement immediate rental subsidies for tenants as …

Sometimes council debates get ugly

Geoff Helisma During debate about upgrading Clarence Valley Council’s main office at 2 Prince Street, Cr Debrah Novak mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic in her …

Spare a thought for the ‘singles’

Lynne Mowbray As we head into this period of self-isolation and cutting ourselves off from the world as we know it, we need to spare a thought for those within …

Coronavirus tourism to Northern Rivers “selfish, dangerous, illegal and not welcome” – Gulaptis

31st March 2020 The Clarence and Richmond Valleys have always welcomed visitors and holiday makers over the holiday period but not this Easter amid valid …

CLARENCE VALLEY BUSINESSES CASH IN: $10,000 grants approved for bushfire-affected small businesses

31.03.2020 Clarence Valley Council is reminding local business owners that they may be eligible for the NSW Government’s Small Business Support Grants, with …

The Post must get through

31st March 2020 Although the situation in Australia is evolving rapidly, at Australia Post we’re determined to do everything we can to keep delivering for …

Fire season comes to a close in NSW

31 March 2020 Today marks the official end to the most devastating bush fire season in the state’s history. The statutory Bush Fire Danger Period runs from 1 …

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