In this week's Reporter
From the Editor...
There is a sense of urgency among medical professionals to encourage the wider population to get their COVID-19 vaccine, despite some federal politicians saying it’s not a race.
It’s a matter of urgency to curb the spread of the disease and while there are some in the community who may be hesitant and even complacent especially among the 50 plus age group – more people are realising the benefits outweigh the risks. South Western Sydney Primary Health Network CEO, Dr Keith McDonald PhD, said vaccinating as many people as possible was vital to protect lives and livelihoods. Two locals who had the vaccine when The District Reporter stopped by a clinic at Picton, agreed.
On the issue of urgency, Wollondilly mayor, councillor Robert Khan has extended an invitation to the minister for roads and transport, Andrew Constance, once again to see the traffic chaos as a result of the impending closure of Victoria Bridge at Picton from June 21. It is expected to be closed for the next four months. The mayor wants the Picton bypass fast tracked to alleviate congestion.
Western Sydney University is making it easier for armed forces veterans wanting to pursue higher education.
The ‘Student Veterans Program’ will connect current and previously serving Australian Defence Force and Reservists with a range of support services and initiatives while doing their studies. It’s a great initiative to help veterans move forward.
With the winter well and truly here, keep little ones safe from burns, the children’s hospitals are urging parents and carers to be vigilant – the consequences can be tragic.
Have a look at the latest issue of The District Reporter to find out more about the news.
- Lee Abrahams, Editor