By Hope NewsroomThursday 8 Apr 2021
Australian health authorities will urgently review findings by the European Medicines Agency, about a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca COVID vaccine and rare blood clots.
The European Medicines Agency says unusual blood clots should be listed as a very rare side effect.
Meanwhile, the UK will start offering people under 30 an alternative to the AstraZeneca jab due to the clotting concerns.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the mass vaccination centre in Homebush should be operational sometime next month.
The International Monetary Fund has asked richer countries to consider higher taxes on the wealthy to help economies recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
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It suggests it could help tackle inequalities that have widened due to the crisis.
Construction manager David Layzell has been pre-selected as the Nationals candidate for the Upper Hunter by-election.
Next month’s result is a must-win for the NSW Government, which is fighting to regain a majority.
Federal Police have charged a 35-year-old man from Quakers Hill in Sydney’s west with allegedly importing 30 kilograms of drugs.
They allege the methamphetamine and cocaine were hidden inside electric motors and pool pumps from Italy and the US.
Education Department data shows thousands of school students were suspended last year.
There were 961 suspensions issued to kindergarten students alone, for reasons such as violence and bringing a knife to school.
Students in Year 8 were the most likely to be suspended.
The Bells Line of Road across the Blue Mountains will re-open by the end of the week.
One lane each way will re-open as crews continue to repair the major damage left by last month’s serious flooding.
Doctors in Sudan’s West Darfur region say five days of inter-ethnic clashes have left 87 people dead and close to 200 injured.
There are reports at least a dozen more people have been killed by the military in Myanmar.
The reports are mingled with stories of prisoner abuse and continued protests prompted by February’s military coup.
Police in the United States say golfing great Tiger Woods was driving at nearly double the speed limit, before he crashed his car in Southern California last February.
Australia has retained the Rose Bowl trophy, with a 71-run victory over New Zealand in the second one-day women’s cricket match.