Author Archives: Sahar Mourad

Letter from Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Around 11 million doses of the COVID 19 vaccine have now been administered. We are now tracking at around 1 million doses a week. Sure, we’ve had our problems. Not all the calls we have made have turned out like we had hoped. In a pandemic no country gets everything right. But having saved more than 30,000 lives, having supported ...

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Teacher Monica Elizabeth Young jailed for raping 14yo boy at Western Sydney school

By: Jamie McKinnell A former teacher has been jailed for four years and nine months for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy from a Western Sydney school. Monica Elizabeth Young pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated sexual intercourse over her abuse of the student in June and July last year. Young was 23 when she met up with the boy at various locations, ...

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St George Illawarra Dragons sack Paul Vaughan over COVID-19 breach

The St George Illawarra Dragons have terminated the contract of prop Paul Vaughan for his breach of NRL biosecurity guidelines, and handed out more fines to the 12 teammates he hosted at his house on the weekend. The league had already fined Vaughan $50,000 and banned him for eight matches for hosting a party at his Shellharbour home on Saturday night during the ...

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Greater Sydney lockdown extended for another week

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has extended Greater Sydney’s lockdown for seven days after the state recorded 27 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The lockdown will be extended until 12:01am on July 17 for anyone in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, and the local government areas of Wollongong and Shellharbour. The social distancing restrictions imposed on all other parts of the ...

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Australia to slash traveller intake, PM announces pathway out of COVID-19

By: Nick Bonyhady National cabinet has agreed on a pathway for Australia to move from trying to suppress COVID-19 to living with the disease once enough of the population is vaccinated, but in the short term, there will be a 50 per cent reduction in passengers arriving in the country. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement on Friday morning, ...

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Australia Covid update: new cases jump to 35 in NSW as government weighs extending Sydney lockdown

By: Mostafa Rachwani New South Wales has recorded another 35 new locally acquired Covid cases, as premier Gladys Berejiklian warned that the next couple of days were “critical” in deciding if the lockdown will be extended or not. It comes after the premier confirmed two of the new cases were in a Sydney aged care facility, and also hit out at a ...

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Barnaby Joyce fined $200 for not wearing mask in breach of COVID-19 health orders

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has been fined by NSW Police for failing to wear a mask, in breach of public health orders. Officers from New England Police District were called to a petrol station in Armidale after the tip-off that Mr Joyce was not wearing a mask. Police confirmed that Mr Joyce was issued with a $200 fine at 8:00am on ...

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Gladys Berejiklian dating high-profile lawyer Arthur Moses

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is reportedly in a new relationship, with her sister uploading a picture of her and a high-profile Sydney lawyer. Ms Berejiklian has recently started dating Arthur Moses, SC, the lawyer who represented her at a corruption hearing into her former partner Daryl Maguire. A spokesman for the premier confirmed that the couple had recently started seeing ...

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Barnaby Joyce sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister

Barnaby Joyce has been sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister after Michael McCormack was ousted as leader of the National Party. The new Nationals leader has resumed the position he held from February 2016 to February 2018, when he resigned after revealing he was expecting a child with a former staffer. He said his three years on the backbench had led him to ...

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Restrictions extended for another week as Bondi Covid-19 cluster grows

By: Sahar Mourad NSW is set to endure another week of restrictions as the Bondi Covid-19 cluster grows. The state recorded a further five cases of the virus in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday night – two of them were announced on Sunday. After 8pm, NSW Health was informed of a further seven new locally acquired cases which ...

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