Category: News

Budget Deficit News

Australians are receiving news that the country is set to experience the worst budget deficit since World War II, a fact that most likely does not come as a shock to many given the current circumstance. The pandemic has wreaked economic havoc across the globe, and unfortunately Australia has not been spared. News came recently that JobSeeker, JobKeeper and Coronavirus Supplement payments would extend further into 2021 at a lesser rate, therefore certifying economic stability for many. The Finance Minister announced today that the Government has thus far provided economic support for workers, households and businesses of approximately $289...

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Disabled, Not Different

Tayla Foster It goes without saying, to work with people who have suffered through medical anomalies and tragic accidents, means to put the needs of a patient before one’s own and to be the one to acknowledge their feelings, their fears and their desired wishes. To care for another individual means to treat them with the same kindness and respect any individual would like to be treated with, it means to never complain for any request however big or small, and it means to look beyond the disability and see the patient for the person they are. In cases...

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Breaking the Boredom

Tayla Foster Breaking the Boredom School holidays are often yearned for by desperate and exhausted students. The feeling of being overworked and in dire need of some well-deserved TLC is on the minds of all students. Now, let’s turn the tables – the school holidays are the dreaded fortnight that feels like 8 months for parents stuck with their little angels in an enclosed inescapable space. Break the unrolling tension in your household this school holidays by enjoying fun family friendly activities that won’t cost an arm and a leg. Finding Dory Search for as many little Nemos and...

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Think, Eat, Save

Isabella Ross ‘Wasting less food starts with us.’ These are the words of the UN Environment’s Think, Eat Save campaign, urging citizens across the globe to be more conscious of food wastage. To lots of us, the simple act of going to the grocery shop, purchasing, food, and then having a fridge full of produce is undervalued. Sadly, it is the case that many Aussies are doing it tough, with one in five Australians experiencing food insecurity at some point in their life. Given Australia produces enough food for more than 60 million people, it is difficult to believe...

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Covid-19’s Financial Impact on North Shore

Dipti Singh The pandemic has most certainly generated economic and financial instability. A new Financial Impact Index developed by Taylor Fry provides an analysis of COVID-19 ‘s financial effect on the Australian population compared to pre-pandemic levels. An interactive map has been created to explore the financial impact of the pandemic via postcode. Postcodes with the highest financial impact are in red colour and those with the least impact are green in colour. The most badly impacted suburbs and regions were put in the 90-100 percentile range and those less affected in the 0-10 percent band. The hardest-hit suburbs...

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