Dominic Perrottet says NSW teachers’ pay is ‘fair, reasonable and generous’ amid strike decision

NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet says he is “disappointed” by the Teachers Federation’s decision to go on strike, stressing that pay for officials is “fair, reasonable and generous”. The teachers’ federation has voted unanimously to go on strike for the first time in more than a decade because of “unsustainable workloads” and “uncompetitive pay”. NSW … Read more

Dominic Perrottet says NSW teachers’ pay is ‘fair, reasonable and generous’ amid strike decision

NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet says he is “disappointed” by the Teachers Federation’s decision to go on strike, stressing that pay for officials is “fair, reasonable and generous”. The teachers’ federation has voted unanimously to go on strike for the first time in more than a decade because of “unsustainable workloads” and “uncompetitive pay”. NSW … Read more

Meet the young, diverse Australians looking to change the face of NSW local government this election

Jananie Janarthana says Australia should have a conversation about who will be elected to political office. Most important points: The NSW local elections will be held on December 4. Young Australians are the most underrepresented in local government Candidates the ABC spoke to expressed concerns about climate action, sustainability, affordable housing and community engagement That’s … Read more

Hidden report urged logging to stop after wildfires on south coast of NSW, residents angry

NSW residents campaigning to stop cutting native forests on the south coast after the 2019-20 wildfires said they are justified by a leaked government report backing claims of environmental risks. Most important points: The Natural Resources Commission report said logging should have stopped three years after the fires in Nowra, Narooma and Taree The NSW … Read more

Live updates from COVID: all the coronavirus news you need to know

Lieutenant General John Frewen praises ‘remarkable’ vaccination rate ABC news Lieutenant General John Frewen has spoken on ABC News. He says the numbers are “fantastic”, with NSW, Victoria and the ACT more than 90 percent fully vaccinated. Overall, Australia has a 92 percent first dose, for over 16 years, with a fully vaccinated rate of … Read more

From masks to QR check-ins and density limits: all restrictions easing in NSW from December 15

NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet has provided an update on restrictions being eased from December 15. This means what it means for wearing masks, QR check-ins and providing a vaccination certificate. New South Wales residents can forego masks in most environments and will no longer need to check in at supermarkets, cafes and shops due … Read more

NSW government updates roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions after state hits 95 percent double dose vaccination target

Mandatory mask rules in NSW will be largely scrapped next month under the state’s updated roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions. The NSW government said the adjustments would come into effect after the state met the 95 percent double-dose vaccination target, or December 15, whichever comes first. Under new rules announced Thursday, masks would only be … Read more

COVID live updates: Victoria passes 90 percent vaccination target, new exposure sites in South Australia

‘Vulnerable’ region braces for test results at Byron Bay backpackers ABC news We just heard from Tamara Smith, MP for Ballina, on ABC Morning’s with Joe O’Brien, about the backpacker cases in her Byron Bay electorate. She says the region’s health district, along with the police, acted “very quickly” to contain the outbreak. “I oversee … Read more

Sydney news: NSW SES issues flood warnings as heavy rainfall across state

Here’s what you need to know this morning. wild weather forecast The NSW State Emergency Service says it is anticipating an increase in aid calls as widespread heavy rain is expected across the state today. The SES received 566 calls yesterday, most of them related to flooding, flood preparation and storm damage. Thirty-seven jobs were … Read more

Live updates from COVID: all the coronavirus news you need to know

Vaccines for -11-year-olds Good morning! Are there any updates on the vaccine rollout for 5-11 year olds in America? Have they started to see any effect yet? – Parents watching, hopeful. Good morning! The last update we have for the US is that children ages 5 to 11 were recommended for COVID-19 vaccines on November … Read more