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More than 8 out of 10 are Locked Out in Lockdown

More than 8 out of 10 are Locked Out in Lockdown

The Australian Council of Social Service has found that eighty-five percent of people receiving some form of income support are locked out of receiving any extra Covid Disaster Payment, pushing people on the lowest incomes to the brink of their ability to survive....

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Residential Tenancy Support Package

Residential Tenancy Support Package

The Residential Tenancy Support Package applies to eligible COVID-19 impacted tenants and landlords. It includes a freeze on evictions and assistance for landlords who reduce rent. Please note, the online application process for claims up to $4,500 will be available...

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North Coast moving towards 70 % COVID Jab Target

North Coast moving towards 70 % COVID Jab Target

The North Coast is continuing its trajectory towards having 70% of the eligible population vaccinated against COVID-19. The latest figures, as of 12 September, show 69% of the target population have had their first vaccine dose, while 40% have had their second. First...

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Cabcharge Covid Vaccine travel support

Cabcharge Covid Vaccine travel support

Cabcharge are giving away 400 $50 travel vouchers until October 30 to assist people in New South Wales get to and from their scheduled COVID19 vaccination appointments. Anyone can apply for the Cabcharge voucher until October 9 or until vouchers run out. Go to this...

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Some Fee-free TAFE courses available during lockdown

Some Fee-free TAFE courses available during lockdown

If you're currently in lockdown and want to upskill, you can with a fee-free* online short course, but places are limited. Courses are a mix of self-paced online or teacher-led virtual classrooms, which can pathway into a variety of full TAFE NSW qualifications....

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NSW to make vaccinations mandatory for all health workers

NSW to make vaccinations mandatory for all health workers

NSW will make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for all health workers, with a proposal to require first doses by September 30. Health Minister Brad Hazzard will sign a public health order in the coming days requiring compulsory vaccination after reaching an...

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Free COVID-19 Safety Packs for our community

Free COVID-19 Safety Packs for our community

Lismore City Council is operating two drive-thru services to distribute face masks, hand sanitiser and disinfection wipes to help the community stay safe during COVID-19. The COVID-19 protection 'packs' have been supplied by Resilience NSW. Each consists of 50 face...

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Latest COVID-19 updates for NSW

Latest COVID-19 updates for NSW

The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve on the NSW North Coast. For the latest information, check the links below. ► Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW (NSW Health) ► Byron Bay – get tested immediately (NNSWLHD) ► Mid North Coast venues of concern...

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