Covid-19

4 numbers to keep an eye on if you’re trying to predict when the Omicron Covid wave will end

- January 18, 2022 4 MIN READ

Before Australia’s recent changes to COVID testing, working out when we reached the peak of cases was, in principal, straightforward. We looked at the numbers of new daily cases, diagnosed via PCR. From there, we worked out a range of other key indicators related to COVID spread, testing and hospitalisation – each dependent on those… Read more »

New Zealand, Hobbit
Covid-19

If New Zealand entrepreneurs are going to have any chance of survival, the government needs to reopen the borders now

- November 3, 2021 3 MIN READ

In the 2012 book Why Nations Fail, James A. Robinson and Daron Acemoglu look at why some great nations are destined to fail and some to succeed. One major theme amongst failures is leaders that aren’t prepared to share the success of a nation, and keep all the glory for themselves, eventually leading to revolt.… Read more »

Adatree, Shane Doolan. Jill Berry
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Open Banking fintech Adatree has created a Covid hotspot analysis that turns contact tracing into real time alerts

- October 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

Consumer data right (CDR) startup Adatree, which is powering fintechs in open banking, has built a real-time capability alert system to warn people if they’ve just bought something at a Covid-19 exposure site. As NSW opens up once again, with Victoria to follow within weeks, and politicians saying we must “leave to live” with the… Read more »

Dominic Perrottet
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NSW UNLOCKS: Back to school sooner, more home visitors, bigger weddings & funerals – here’s the new Premier’s accelerated plan

- October 7, 2021 4 MIN READ

Sydney and NSW will reopen faster than planned under revised plans revealed by new Premier Dominic Perrotett. The key changes to the Reopening NSW roadmap from this Monday, October 11, are: 10 visitors allowed in the home (excluding children under 12) Outdoor gatherings increase to 30 (previously 20) Weddings and funerals increase to 100 guests… Read more »

Sydney, seagulls, lockdown
Covid-19

STATE OF UNLOCKING: NSW will start to ease covid restrictions from October 11 – what you need to know

- September 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has set dates for the state’s roadmap to reopening, confirming October 11 as when the first restrictions will begin to ease. The announcement came as double doses hit 60% today, with 70% expected to be reached in early October. With the long weekend looming, Berejiklian urged everyone to behave cautiously over… Read more »

Flynns Beach Port Macquarie
Covid-19

Lockdowns will start to lift in regional NSW from Saturday, while double-vaxxed adults will also have some restrictions lifted: here’s what you need to know

- September 9, 2021 3 MIN READ

Lockdowns in some NSW regions outside of Sydney will be lifted on the weekend, provided they’ve had no Covid cases for 14 days. And stay-at-home orders for adults who’ve had both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will be lifted after NSW passes the 70% vaccination target, most likely in mid October. The changes are part… Read more »

Sydney, storm
Covid-19

CURFEWS, CLOSURES, PERMITS, 4 MORE WEEKS: Sydney Covid restrictions clampdown grows as lockdown extends to October

- August 20, 2021 3 MIN READ

The current lockdown in Greater Sydney, which began on June 26, will now last until at least the end of September, with the NSW government adding further restrictions to the capital’s hotspots, including curfews. Masks will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising, everywhere in NSW from Monday, August 23 (including regional NSW… Read more »

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Covid-19

NSW plunged into a 7-day statewide lockdown as the government scrambles to respond to a growing Covid threat

- August 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Premier Gladys Berejiklian declared a statewide lockdown of NSW late on Saturday afternoon as her government scrambles to stem the state’s rising Covid spread. As Sydney enters its eighth week of lockdown, the decision, just hours after the Premier announced tougher restrictions for Sydney residents, bigger fines for breaches and more police enforcement, in response… Read more »