The state’s Crisis Cabinet has signed off on a decision to re-open schools a week earlier than planned.
Kindergarten, Years 1 and 12 will now go back to school on October 18.
Years 2, 6 and 11 will return on October 25, with the rest to go back on November 1.
Over 60s who were waiting for an mRNA Covid vaccine can now access both Pfizer and Moderna.
New South Wales Health has confirmed the formulas are now available for anyone over 12.
Health care workers must have had at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by today.
Thousands of unvaccinated healthcare workers are set to be pulled off the job.
Victoria has recorded a spike in COVID-19 infections.
1,438 new local cases were recorded — That’s a jump of 488 cases on yesterday’s numbers.
There is push to re-start indoor swimming lessons as soon as possible.
Outdoor pools have re-opened, but swim classes indoors aren’t due to restart until the first of December.
Deliveries are again being disrupted today, as part of on-going strike action by truck drivers.
About 3,000 FedEx staff have walked off the job for 24 hours.
Australian researchers are describing as “disturbing” findings that about one-third of adolescents have considered self-harm.
They say the behaviours are a response to mounting stress and a way of relieving emotional pain.
A man has been charged over a road rage attack in Burwood in Sydney’s inner west.
Police have been told the 32 year old ran-over another man with his car yesterday afternoon before fleeing the scene
Pope Francis has praised youth climate campaigners for their efforts to tackle global warming.
He’s encouraged the thousands at a ‘Youth 4 Climate’ event in Italy to carry on with their work for the good of humanity.
A pyramid of steaming black rock has emerged from the Atlantic Ocean off Spain’s La Palma, as lava from the island’s erupting volcano crashes into the sea.
The volcano began erupting ten days ago, flattening buildings and destroying crops.