Tag Archives: Sydney

Australia live news: NSW to ease Covid restrictions; Eric Abetz denies making ‘unacceptable’ comments about Brittany Higgins

Yes, and that’s exactly what should happen. And, you know, there have been problems here for a very long time. And it’s not as you know, as people know, it’s not confined to one side of politics. And I don’t see how this thing should be sort of put in a partisan context. It shouldn’t […]

NSW floods live: new flood warnings for state after 870 rescues overnight

Good morning, New South Wales’ State Emergency Services conducted 870 flood rescues overnight and received 9,700 calls for help, as the Colo River in the Hawkesbury Nepean catchment experienced major flooding. There were further evacuation orders issued for communities north-west of Sydney, on top of the 18,000 already told to evacuate. SES NSW commissioner Carlene […]

NSW weather live updates: more rain, flooding expected on mid-north coast as rivers continue to rise

We have had extensive flooding into houses … then you have settlement points and the lower areas of Port Macquarie, Wauchope, and all of the places out to the west of the Wauchope that are on low-lying rural properties. All of those people would have come up one way or another, had water into their […]

NSW weather live updates: Gladys Berejiklian says mid north coast experiencing once in a century event

Yesterday we were hoping it will only be a one-in-20-year event, now it looks like a one-in-50-year event, and potentially another 4,000 people may be asked to evacuate in and around that Hawkesbury region, parts of western Sydney. We will know in the next few hours whether that is the case, and we will ask […]

New Zealand to buy enough Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines for entire population – Times of India

SYDNEY: New Zealand will buy additional Covid-19 vaccines, developed by Pfizer Inc and Germany’s BioNTech, which will be enough to vaccinate the whole country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday. The government has signed an agreement to buy an extra 8.5 million doses, enough to vaccinate over 4 million people, Ardern said, adding the […]

Australia news live: Covid vaccine rollout begins; more questions over rape allegations

Mr Morrison is arguably the most powerful person in the land. He sets sets standards that form cultural expectations. His actions and inactions shape the culture. But when Four Corners raised serious concerns about the culture of mistreatment of women and his government, he tried to silence the ABC. When women complained of bullying in […]

Australia news live: NSW issues alert for Melbourne Holiday Inn guests after two more Covid cases

Each of them have been contacted, they are isolating at home. There are several high-risk individuals within that cohort. “Last night as part of our rapid public health response, we arranged for them to be tested after hours, a special run if you like. Five have so far come back negative and the balance of […]

Australia news live: Sydney lockout laws to end; day two of Covid-safe Australian Open

3.37pm EST 15:37 Sydney to remove last of lockout laws The last of Sydney’s lockout laws will be scrapped next month, AAP report. The laws shutting down drinks venues from 1.30am were removed from venues in Sydney’s CBD in January last year but had remained in Kings Cross. From March 8, they will be removed […]

Australia news live: Melbourne quarantine hotel worker tests positive for Covid; NSW issues alert over returned traveller case

Good morning, Matilda Boseley here to bring you all the important news this beautiful Monday morning (although as we shall see, it’s probably more beautiful if you don’t live in Sydney or Melbourne). If you see anything that you think I should be aware of or should be in the blog send me a message […]

Australia news live: WA reports no new Covid cases as national cabinet raises international flight caps

The premier had made comments last year about whether we should be using places like Christmas Island and things like that. And our advice has been very consistent, that those are not conducive to the task. That’s why we’re at Howard Springs. I mean, the national resilience facility there, as it’s called, that was the […]