Farm, advise finalists on WorkSafe awards

Farm, advise finalists on WorkSafe awards

A Werribee South farm and Wyndham Council have been announced as finalists in the 2021 WorkSafe Awards. A total of 23 finalists were announced from 180 nominations across Victoria last week. Velisha National Farms has been named a finalist in the category of commitment to health and safety at work on a farm. Run by … Read more

Napandee chosen as storage site for nuclear waste after ‘six years of consultation’

Napandee chosen as storage site for nuclear waste after ‘six years of consultation’

The federal government has formally opted for a site on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula for a long-planned radioactive waste storage facility. Key points: A nuclear waste storage facility will be built near Kimba in SA The site has been formally declared by the federal government It happens after many years of consultation Napandee, a 211-acre … Read more

Dominic Perrottet marks the third ‘possible’ case of Omicron in Sydney

Dominic Perrottet marks the third ‘possible’ case of Omicron in Sydney

NSW Premier has highlighted a ‘possible’ third Omicron case in Sydney, but has warned of a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ to the new variant. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet says there may be a third case of the Omicron coronavirus variant in the state. NSW Health confirmed on Sunday that two returning travelers had tested positive for Omicron … Read more

Police cabin restored | Brimbank & North West

Police cabin restored |  Brimbank & North West

Tara Murray The restoration of one of Brimbank’s most historic buildings has been completed. The Brimbank Council and the Keilor Historical Society on Saturday opened the restored Keilor Police Hut, originally built in the 1850s, at the annual Harricks Precinct Open Day, where the hut is now located. Descendants of Constable Lee, one of the … Read more

EPIC: Australia’s first drive-through clinic

EPIC: Australia’s first drive-through clinic

Pictured: Clinical nurse teacher Kate Dwyer, who has worked at the EPIC test clinic. It is best known as the epicenter of Canberra events, but this time last year, the Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) was transformed into Australia’s first drive through the COVID-19 test site. Days after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a … Read more

Federal government announces legislative changes to combat scams

Federal government announces legislative changes to combat scams

Telecommunications companies will soon be able to block fraudulent text messages from being sent in the first place, thanks to legislative changes by the government. Key points: There has been an increase in scam texts and calls during the pandemic The new rules will mean that telecommunications companies can better use technology to stop fraudulent … Read more

Four new works of art – including a fortune-telling ghost and a micro-forest – have taken over Sydney CBD Laneways

Four new works of art – including a fortune-telling ghost and a micro-forest – have taken over Sydney CBD Laneways

If you go to Barlow Street in Haymarket between now and July, you might be surprised to find yourself in a micro forest. Installed by the collaborative environmental group Dirt Witches, Barlow Street Forest reflects a natural ecosystem. It is planted with more than 30 species from the banking suburbs of the eastern suburbs and … Read more

Sisters post a victory | Wyndham

Sisters post a victory |  Wyndham

Four Wyndham youths, including siblings Aubrey and Ashlea, have all won prizes in a nationwide art competition designed to promote safety in public transportation. The six- and 11-year-old sisters both participated in this year’s Transdev Melbourne School Bus Safety Poster Competition. The competition asked students to make a poster based on bus safety in wet … Read more