Tag: Brad Hazzard

5,000 NSW Nurses March to Parliament Despite Orders Against Strike

Around 5,000 nurses in the state of New South Wales (NSW) rallied at the state parliament despite last minute orders from the Industrial Relations Commission (IRC) to immediately cease industrial action. About 150 public hospitals are affected after the nurses’ union assured members they would not be met with fines for disregarding IRC orders. Skeleton…


Australian State Hospital Visiting Rules Eased to Allow Families to Visit Dying Loved Ones

Visiting rules for hospitals in New South Wales (NSW) have been relaxed to allow the families to see loved ones who are seriously ill, dying, or giving birth. NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet announced the changes, saying there was a “fine balance” between being cautious in the high-risk settings in hospitals and allowing people to visit….


Australian States Reduce Booster Interval to 3 Months

Australians in New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria can now receive COVID-19 booster shots three months after the second dose, both state governments announced on Wednesday. The two states, representing over half of all Australians, once again shortened the booster interval to curb the spread of Omicron, allowing millions more people to be eligible for…


Aussie State to Re-Impose Restrictions and Vaccine Mandates As Omicron Numbers Rise

The New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet has introduced new COVID-19 restrictions, and vaccine mandates as the state’s Omicron COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise. “We’re dealing with a highly transmissible variant, but fortunately, it appears to be a much less severe form of COVID-19, and our high vaccination rates are clearly helping to keep…


Most COVID-19 Hospital Patients Admitted for Other Health Reasons NSW Health Minister

A “reasonable proportion” of COVID-19 hospitalisations in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) are patients who were admitted to the hospital for other reasons but happened to test positive to routine COVID-19 virus in checks, according to the state’s Health Minister Brad Hazzard. Hazzard revealed that many of the people “hospitalised” for COVID-19…


Australian Premier Delays Call to Extend COVID-19 Health Powers Until 2022

New South Wales (NSW) Premier Dominic Perrottet has delayed the call to extend emergency health powers until next year. NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard pushed for the extension of the temporary COVID-19 emergency powers until 2023. The proposal was on the back of a recommendation by Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant. According to The Australian,…


Australia’s Most Populous State Hits 67 Percent Vaccination, as ‘Freedom’ Target Looms

Australia’s most populated state, New South Wales (NSW), is rapidly closing in on its 70 percent vaccination target, marking the start of the planned roadmap to reopen the state. According to the latest numbers, NSW is leading the country as 67 percent of the population aged 16 and over have been fully vaccinated, while 88…


Australian MP Urges State Government to Retain Thousands of Unvaccinated Health Workers

An Australian MP in the state of New South Wales (NSW) has urged the state Health Minister Brad Hazzard to retain thousands of frontline health workers who are not vaccinated against the CCP virus. In an open letter to Hazzard, Education Minister Sarah Mitchell, and the Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliot on…


Sydney Outdoor Pools to Open as Restrictions Are Equalised

Public outdoor swimming pools will be allowed to open across New South Wales from Oct. 27, including those in areas of concern, as the Australian summer approaches. The decision comes after the leaders of Sydney’s 12 local government areas of concern pleaded with Premier Gladys Berejiklian for restrictions to be eased. “All public pools will…


NSW Residents Aged 40-49 Able to Register for Pfizer Vaccine

New South Wales has opened a mass vaccination hub at Sydney Olympic Park after announcing that one million NSW residents aged 40 to 49 would now be eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine from Monday. The hub will be open six days per week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and those aged between 40 to…