From bail reform to Covid: the five issues missing from the Victoria state election campaign

The Victorian state election has largely been focused on two issues: improving the health system and cutting the cost of living. Both major parties are promising billions of dollars for new hospitals and power bill relief, as well as initiatives such as $2 public transport fares and free pads and tampons in public places. But … Read more

Covid cases double in NSW and Victoria in a fortnight as fourth wave surges across eastern states

Covid cases are continuing to surge, doubling in New South Wales and Victoria in just a fortnight. Hospitalisations and deaths have also risen sharply, prompting NSW health authorities to mandate a limited return to mask-wearing to curb the rise in cases. NSW Health updated its Covid risk rating to amber on Friday, requiring masks in … Read more

VIDEO: Three killed after plane plunges into Lake Victoria in Tanzania | The Citizen

Three people died when a plane carrying dozens of passengers plunged into Lake Victoria in Tanzania on Sunday as it approached the northwestern city of Bukoba, the fire and rescue service said. Rescuers have pulled 26 survivors to safety after the Precision Air plane crashed due to bad weather, with 43 people, including 39 passengers, … Read more

download mp3: Victoria Orenze – Walk by Faith »

download mp3: Victoria Orenze – Walk by Faith Walk by Faith mp3 download by Victoria Orenze Popular Nigerian Gospel Music Artist Victoria Orenze is out with another gospel sound she titled “Walk by Faith” alongside the official music video.This comes after she dropped her latest one titled The Fountain. Notable Lyrics: I walk by faith … Read more

NSW joins Victoria in scrapping mandatory reporting for positive Covid tests

New South Wales has joined Victoria and scrapped mandatory reporting of a positive Covid rapid antigen test (RAT) as the state continues to roll back pandemic measures. But the NSW chief health officer, Dr Kerry Chant, urged people to keep reporting positive results to the government anyway. “Registering a positive RAT through Service NSW allows … Read more

Victoria closes $580m Covid quarantine facility that housed 2,168 guests

Victoria’s purpose-built Mickleham quarantine facility will close next week, having cost more than $500m to build and after housing 2,168 guests. The facility, in Melbourne’s outer north, was operated by the Victorian government but built and paid for by the commonwealth after Covid-19 leaked out of Victoria’s hotel quarantine program. It was initially estimated to … Read more

Covid deaths in Australia since the pandemic began: which groups have suffered most? – video

For most of the pandemic, Australia had one of the lowest death rates in the OECD. But Australia is now one of many countries caught in a series of rolling Covid waves. The data shows some parts of Australia’s population have had disproportionately high fatality rates – the socio-economically disadvantaged, elderly people, those living in aged care … Read more