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Australia marks International Women's Day
Australia will celebrate International Women's Day on Monday as new data shows the gender wage gap has widened during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women suffered disproportionate job losses when the pandemic hit, and their jobs returned on a more...

Climate change risk mitigation good for fiscal metrics
By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter. RESPONDING to climate change risks will benefit the Philippines in terms of debt servicing, as well as boost its credit rating, an International Monetary Fund (IMF) official said. “Joining the global effort to tackle the climate...

No need to rush vaccines: doctors
The head of the Australian Medical Association has questioned whether the Morrison government's October deadline for getting the entire population vaccinated against COVID-19 is too ambitious. Just doing the simple maths, AMA president Omar Khorshid...

COVID VACCINE: Cautious approach with (potential) catastrophic consequences? The tale of two allies: EU and UK.
We read with interest your news item (1) on Germany's difficulties with its Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine uptake. History is repeating itself here as the key component of any vaccine roll out is the trust between those promoting the vaccine and their population.

On your own on Christmas Day?

reindeerChristmas Day Lunch

Will you be on your own on Christmas Day? If so you are invited to a Christmas Day lunch (including Christmas pudding).
This is an annual event, organised by Bayside Uniting Church, 420 Wondall Rd, Manly West, for the Bayside community. Doors open at 11.30 am for 12 noon lunch.

There is no charge, but any voluntary donations offered will be accepted.

RSVP by noon Monday 18 December, to Bayside Uniting Church office, phone 3890 2392, with your name, address and phone number and whether you require transport.