Just a reminder for those in Sydney, who this morning, along with a blog, added a number of new exhibition venues and worrying locations, including a number from the southwest of the city.
If you want to check all the details, see the full list below.
Want to know more about the infamous “Delta variant” everyone is talking about? May I suggest this fantastic explanation to a science reporter Donna Lu.
Several Sydney schools have been caught in the latest attack involving a Delta variant, amid concerns over Covid-19 school transmission cases.
Thousands of Sydney students have been asked to isolate themselves during school holidays, following several positive Covid cases in schools in South Coogee and Rose Bay.
The Delta variant ua was discovered last month a child in the fifth grade of a school in North Melbourne, which may have been the result of child-to-child transmission.
The new variant appears to be spreading faster than previous strains of Covid-19, but is it more transmissible in young people than in adults?
You can read the complete explanation below:
Facebook and Aboriginal creative counseling Creative x have teamed up to launch the “Connect with the Earth” campaign for this year’s NAIDOC Week, an annual celebration of the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.
This year’s NAIDOC theme is “Healing the Earth” which calls for greater protection of Aboriginal land, water and sacred areas and cultural heritage, reports Andi Yu from AAP.
It is linked to the Connect to Country presentation for non-indigenous Australians. A video posted this week on the campaign’s Facebook page asks “Where are you from?”
Wherever you live at the moment, you are in a traditional country. And most don’t know how to spell. It doesn’t feel good, does it? …
We invite you to rediscover all the places you think you know and learn to see them with a brand, an old perspective.
Australians are encouraged to learn how to recognize the country and how to connect with their local community and language groups.
Recognizing the country is easy, you just have to hit the right rhythms, ”Gamilaroi, a woman and Nine Network manager Brooke Boney, told the campaign.
Recognize the traditional owners of the country you are in, make sure you say the right name, honor the old and the old. These are the key parts, and the rest is up to you.
Other tips include involving traditional ownership events, monitoring indigenous organizations, and supporting businesses.
A man from Bijigal, Brad Cooke, co-founder of Campfire x creative consulting, told AAP, Connect to Country is the beginning of the movement.
For a lot of non-indigenous people who have never been near Aboriginal people or communities, sometimes there are few or no indigenous friends on their Facebook page …
He shows them something they themselves would never see as an alternative.
There is a genuine willingness of non-indigenous Australians to wish to make contact with indigenous peoples or communities, they simply have fear.
Fear that he will not do it the right way. We want to remove that fear.
Facebook location-specific technology will be used to target geographic areas with stories that relate to the local indigenous community in the area.
Hello and welcome to the weekend blog. Matilda Boseley here to take you through all the Sunday news.
First, a rather serious situation is unfolding in Sydney’s nursing system.
Three residents have tested positive for Covid-19 at a nursing home in northwest Sydney after being in close contact with two staff members who tested positive last week.
Two of the three residents who tested positive at the SummitCare facility in Baulkham Hills on Saturday night were transferred to Westmead Hospital as a precaution, a spokesman said Sunday morning. They show “no symptoms”.
A third resident stays in the home at the request of the family.
SummitCare says 96% of the house’s residents have been vaccinated and the facility is now locked.
We expect an update later today after SummitCare talks to NSW’s health department, so I’ll get it to you as soon as possible.
Plus, why don’t we jump in for the day?