Month: January 2022

Community first: Lisa Lake is the new Cumberland Mayor

DI BARTOK LISA Lake, elected Mayor of Cumberland last night, looks forward to “taking the community” with her during her 20-month term leading a burgeoning, ethnically-diverse area. The Labor councillor was elected Mayor on January 12 with Kun Huang, also Labor, elected deputy. “As Labor Mayor, you can expect my priorities to be very practical …

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COVID vaccinations for children aged 5-11 commence in Western Sydney

SIX-year-old Beatrix was one of the first children to be vaccinated at The Granville Centre Vaccination Clinic today with COVID-19 vaccinations for children aged 5 to 11 years old commencing across NSW. “My vaccine didn’t hurt! It was quick and easy. To everyone out there, get vaccinated,” the six-year-old said. Beatrix’s mum Carly accompanied her …

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100 million Rapid Anitgen Tests for essential workers, vulnerable

THE first batch of 100 million Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) will be distributed to NSW essential public workers and vulnerable communities from this week to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government will receive 50 million tests from mid-January to February, with a further 50 million tests being sourced …

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Local innovation: Zombie app to build resilience, combat youth anxiety

LAWRENCE MACHADO CHILDREN facing anxiety and stress issues especially due to the long Covid-19 lockdowns in NSW can make the most of a locally-developed app, which is being rolled out in primary schools. The Zombie Thoughts app was developed on the innovative Cogniss no-code platform alongside Riverside Theatre’s Zombie Thoughts stage play written around a …

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