Politics

Politics Science/Environment

Clive Palmer and Donald Trump say; “Malaria drug can help treat Covid 19.” Scientists say “Danger! Danger!”

President Trump says it is great for coronavirus. And Queensland businessman and former federal MP, Clive Palmer, has pledged to fund 1m doses, despite warnings it can lead to heart attacks, eye damage and comas leading to death. An Arizona man died, and his wife was hospitalized, after taking a […]

Politics Science/Environment

Social distancing and quarantine does work – new study.

A new modelling study conducted in a simulated Singapore setting has estimated that a combined approach of physical distancing interventions, comprising quarantine (for infected individuals and their families), school closure, and workplace distancing, is most effective at reducing the number of SARS-CoV-2 cases compared with other intervention scenarios included in […]

Local Politics

Minister of Local Government can postpone NSW Council elections for one year – meetings may be held via video link

Urgent amendments to the Local Govt Act will give the Minister for Local Government the power to postpone the September council elections for 12 months, with a possible further extension to 31 December 2021. The NSW Parliament last night passed the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 comprising a broad range of […]

Local Politics

Council meeting to go ahead this Thursday – Contentious Orara Fire relief on agenda

Following the Australian Government’s ban on non-essential indoor gatherings of 100 or more people and health authorities’ advice to practice social distancing, Coffs Harbour City Council (CHCC) will be implementing new arrangements for Council Meetings. From 26 March 2020, anyone coming to Council Meetings to observe proceedings will be required […]