NSW Government to Fund Australian-First Pilot Facility Developing mRNA and RNA Vaccines [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

NSW Government to Fund Australian-First Pilot Facility Developing mRNA and RNA Vaccines [Headlines]

The $96 million facility will be established in partnership with all New South Wales universities. And other top stories.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 21 Oct 2021NewsReading Time: 2 minutes

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The NSW Government will fund an Australian-first pilot facility to develop mRNA and RNA vaccines.

The $96 million facility will be established in partnership with all New South Wales universities.

The technology is used in a range of treatments to combat pandemics, cancer and genetic diseases.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he’s pleased Australia’s vaccine rollout is on track, but said we can’t become complacent.

70 per cent of the population aged 16 and over is now fully vaccinated, with Victoria and Tasmania the latest jurisdictions to reach the milestone.

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GPs are pushing for more funding from the Federal Government, saying they’ll have to manage the bulk of COVID-19 patients in the future.

Three men have been charged over the importation of almost 300kg of methamphetamine.

The narcotics were discovered hidden in an excavator sent to NSW from Hong Kong.

Federal MPs are being asked to wear knitted scarves today in support of urgent action on climate change.

They have been knitted by more than 300 Christians from across the country.

Sydney’s trains have become the first in Australia to transition to renewable energy.

The city’s rail network is now powered by electricity coming from the Snowy-Hydro owned Red Energy, which generates power from wind and solar.

A new bill will be introduced into NSW Parliament today aimed at improving the safety of students and pedestrians in school zones.

The proposed law would prohibit conducting u-turns and 3-point turns near school zones during drop-off and pick-up times.

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More than 100 people have died in flooding in India’s north and parts of Nepal.

The student behind one of the deadliest school shootings in US history has apologised to the families of his victims.

Nikolas Cruz is facing the death penalty over the 2018 shootings that killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida.

The FBI has confirmed human remains have been found in a Florida nature park where they have been searching for fugitive Brian Laundrie.

Police have been hunting the 23-year-old for more than a month over the murder of his partner Gabby Petito.