Australia First Sydney event with crowds after lockdown revealed
Dan Andrews UNLEASHES at Morrison's $1.5billion package for Sydney
A $1.5billion-a fortnight relief package for Sydney prompted a scathing reply from Dan Andrews who claimed Victorians were 'sick and tired' of having to beg the federal government for support. But the government hit back saying Victoria received the same support for its most recent two week lockdown as NSW has had for the last fortnight, with the new policy also available to any state who experiences restrictions from now on.'Everyone in Australia believes that people in Sydney and NSW deserve every possible support as they battle a second wave and a long lockdown,' Mr Andrews said in a statement.
The Everest is set to befirst major event with crowds allowed once lockdown ends.
Australia's richest turf race is scheduled for Saturday, October 16 at Royal Randwick.
Racing NSW and the Australian Turf Club are trying to get an exemption for a 5000-person crowd, regardless of when the state hits the 70 per cent target, 9News political reporter Chris O'Keefe has confirmed.
Given the racetrack is largely open-air, it will be argued the event will be safe.
NSW will have either passed or will just be on the cusp of the 70 per cent double-dose vaccination target.
At the current vaccine rate, the end of lockdown or "Freedom Day", is forecast for either October 11 or October 18.
The NSW Government has said lockdown will end on the Monday after the state reaches the milestone.
As huge music festivals return in the US, Australian promoters plan post-lockdown events .
Summer festivals are back in the US, leaving health experts concerned and Australian promoters working on their safety plans.Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of people made their way through Chicago's Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival, despite a surge in the highly transmissible Delta variant of COVID-19.