lockdown 6.0

And we go again – Lockdown 6.0 for Victoria

Victorians will enter a sixth coronavirus lockdown - lockdown 6.0 - from tonight after the state recorded an additional two coronavirus cases on top of the six previously announced. Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a week long snap lockdown 6.0 just as restrictions had began to ease from the lockdown 5.0. He said there was no alternative but for Victoria to re-enter a strict lockdown yet again for seven days. “I would prefer that we didn’t have to make this ...
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Skilled Student teacher

Landmark Agreement To Secure Highly Skilled Teachers

The Andrews Labor Government is partnering with three Victorian universities to provide real-life work experience to student teachers in the Wimmera, delivering a strong pipeline of skilled workers. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced a landmark agreement has been ...
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Vic Ombudsman receives 3000 human rights complaints

Victorian Ombudsman receives over 3000 human rights complaints

The Victorian Ombudsman dealt with more than 3000 complaints about human rights issues in the past year, prompting, in many cases, reversals of decisions, improved policies and other actions upholding the public’s rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted more complaints ...
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Salvos helping homeless in Australia

Census data supports essential services for homeless

Homelessness Week (1-7 August 2021) is an opportunity to highlight the importance of Census data to inform services for homeless people in Australia. The 2021 Census will be held on Tuesday 10 August. The Census provides the only national estimate ...
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Census 2021 - 10 August

ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਜਨਗਣਨਾ 2021

ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ  ਜਨਗਣਨਾ 2021 ਦੀਆਂ ਹਿਦਾਇਤਾਂ ਪੂਰੇ ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਵਿੱਚ ਲੈਟਰਬਾਕਸਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਪਹੁੰਚ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਅਨ ਬਿਊਰੋ ਆਫ ਸਟੈਟਿਸਟਿਕਸ (ABS) ਨੇ ਮੰਗਲਵਾਰ 10 ਅਗਸਤ ਨੂੰ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਜਨਗਣਨਾ ਤੋਂ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ, 10 ਮਿਲੀਅਨ ਤੋਂ ਵੱਧ ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਦੇ ਪਰਿਵਾਰਾਂ ਨੂੰ ਇਸ ਬਾਰੇ ਹਦਾਇਤਾਂ ਭੇਜਣੀਆਂ ...
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India education crisis

India’s COVID-19 divide in digital learning

There’s an unfolding education crisis in India, as the pandemic highlights the inequalities faced by students, teachers and families trying to learn online  By Dr Amanda Gilbertson, Joyeeta Dey, Dr Andrew Deuchar, and Professor Nathan Grills, University of Melbourne As ...
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Teaching excellence in Victoria

VATL: Victoria’s Teaching Excellence Program Takes Shape

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victoria’s best and brightest teachers to apply for the prestigious Teaching Excellence Program at the new Victorian Academy of Teaching and Leadership. Minister for Education James Merlino today announced the opening of applications for ...
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Not wester but Fruit and Veggie diet to fight depression

Western Diet Linked to Increased Depression in Over 45s

Researchers at UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) have revealed new insight into the connection between nutrition and depression in adults aged 45 years and older. Western diet in over 45s seems to be a contributor. The review, published ...
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Paul Gosar wants students sent home

America to send foreign students home after studies?

Paul A Gosar, a Congressman in the United States has foreign students (studying in the US) in his sights.  Currently many of the international students studying in the US are eligible to stay on in the US after completing their ...
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Puneet Kaur DMed by raj Kundra

Puneet Kaur: US Punjabi girl dragged into Raj Kundra web

The story of Raj Kundra has been of interest to the Indian media for quite some time now, especially since his arrest on 19 July. There are many girls who have come out to speak about their brush with Raj ...
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Joint Business support package for Victoria

Joint Business support package for Victoria

A new jointly funded business support package from the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments will give Victorian small and medium businesses the extra support and confidence they need to recover from the recent lockdown. The new Victorian Business Support Package will deliver ...
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Lockdown 5.0 to end tonight

Lockdown 5.0 to end tonight, restrictions remain

With only 10 cases of infection recorded and all those having been isolating while infected, a very happy Premier Daniel Andrews has announced Victoria's lockdown 5.0 will end at 11.59pm tonight. But the threat of Delta strain of the virus ...
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Scott Morrison on Covid vaccination in Australia

COVID-19 Vaccination: Delivering 1 Million doses a week

Opinion piece by Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia 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 ...
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The Kannans face significant jail time for keeping a slave

The Kannans jailed for six, eight years

Kandasamy and Kumuthini Kannan - the Kannans - of Melbourne found guilty of secretly keeping a woman as slave in their home for more than eight years have been jailed for their inhuman acts labelled as "crime against humanity" by ...
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Coffee Osteoporosis

Coffee and osteoporosis link found in Uni of SA study

University of South Australia researchers have a bone to pick when it comes to drinking too much coffee as new research finds that excess caffeine may be linked to an increased risk of osteoporosis. Investigating the effects of coffee on ...
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