Mon 12 Jul 2021 (0412)
On this final edition of Cory Talks…
The New South Wales government may actually be taking their lockdown seriously now as restrictions were tightened on Friday and further mask rules taking effect from tomorrow (Tuesday 13 July 2021). Sunday the NSW Premier announced there could be as many as 100 new cases today. Sadly, an elderly woman from New South Wales died from COVID-19. As numbers continue to frustrate hardworking contact tracers and health officials in NSW, news has arisen that nearly 200 students at an exclusive Catholic school in Sydney were given the Pfizer vaccine by mistake.
South of NSW, restrictions have eased in Victoria with the whole state on the same level of lessened restrictions now. But with school holidays now over, the Andrews government is concerned for families returning home from COVID areas of concern.
Former Liberal Party member Julia Banks comes out swinging at her party and its leader, the Prime Minister!
It was NAIDOC Week last week, a yearly celebration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. Read more about the “two-way” learning happening in the Northern Territory. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-04/teaching-blends-aboriginal-culture-language-western-numeracy/100237208
This week on IN FOCUS, I follow up on a report from last week and the petition in Australia to halt the Federal Government’s Cashless Debit Card (Indue card) which can be found at https://www.aph.gov.au/e-petitions/petition/EN2799 but please note it is only available to Australian residents and the petition closes on 21 July 2021 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time. As most things, there’s more to the story like the shareholders in Indue who stand to profit from those less fortunate.
It's been 50 years since John Lennon released the anthem “Imagine”. Former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn have something truly special to celebrate.
Australian tennis stars Ashy Barty and Dylan Alcott celebrate after their Wimbledon wins.
America’s 4th of July cyber attack, Microsoft making a change in its new operating system to a screen many around the world would have seen at least once over the years. TikTok lengthening their videos.
Cats are taking their rightful place as social media stars. See the video from BBC News on some of the internet’s most popular. https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-57678337
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News sources: ABC News Australia, BBC News, Independent Australia, Michael West, The Guardian.
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