Australia Sydney news: NSW residents to receive two more Dine & Discover vouchers

00:05  14 october  2021
00:05  14 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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The NSW government will offer two more Dine & Discover vouchers to all NSW residents to revive the hospitality industry crippled by the state's latest Covid-19 outbreak. It follows the program's successful statewide rollout last year, designed to pump money into the hospitality industry after the NSW treasurer Matt Kean is expected to announce more details on Thursday as part of a government support package to help the hospitality and tourism industries bounce back. Restaurants, bars and cafes will be offered 00 in grants and to expand outdoor dining into their car parks and gardens

How does dine & discover NSW work? NSW residents aged 18 years and over can apply for 0 in vouchers . The vouchers can be used at participating NSW businesses registered as COVID safe. Dine & Discover NSW Vouchers are single use, and cannot be used for tobacco, alcohol or gambling. If you use less than the value of the voucher , the remaining value is forfeited and may not be used later nor reimbursed by the business. Vouchers must be redeemed in person at participating businesses.

a group of people standing in front of a sign: The additional Dine & Discover vouchers will cost the NSW government $250 million. () © Provided by ABC Business The additional Dine & Discover vouchers will cost the NSW government $250 million. ()

Here's what you need to know this morning.

Extra Dine & Discover vouchers on offer

An additional two Dine & Discover vouchers will be offered to people across New South Wales as the state continues to reopens.

The government is extending the program to provide one additional $25 voucher for eating out, and another $25 voucher for recreation and entertainment.

It means every adult will have been given access to six vouchers, worth a total of $150, since the scheme was introduced in March.

People have until June 2022 to spend them.

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Dine & Discover NSW vouchers available to everyone in NSW by Wednesday. Bondi, Woollahra and suburbs across the Inner West are already eligible. North Sydney , Liverpool and remaining suburbs will be eligible from March 31. New South Wales adults can access four of the vouchers all worth to spend. Residents in the final 11 Sydney local government areas to be made eligible can apply for the vouchers on Tuesday and Wednesday through the Service NSW app. From venues that will double the value of your vouchers to finding participating businesses, Daily Mail Australia has created a

Dine and Discover NSW is a new voucher program launched by the NSW Government to help NSW recover and bounce back from the crazy year that 2020 was by encouraging the community to get out and experience the best that NSW has to offer in dining and entertainment! You'll also receive an email from Service NSW with the vouchers available to download and print. Q: Why can't I see my vouchers yet? A: It may take up to an hour for the vouchers to appear in the Service NSW app after you've successfully applied.

The extra vouchers will cost the Government a further $250 million.

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A bill to allow terminally ill people to end their own lives will be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament today.

Independent MP Alex Greenwich will move the motion introducing the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill.

"This legislation is not only consistent with other states, it's actually stronger in terms of safeguards," Mr Greenwich said.

Liberal Party MP Kevin Conolly is opposed to the bill and called it a "retrograde step".

"It makes vulnerable people far more at risk than they are at the moment," he said.

Labor has announced it will allow its MPs a conscience vote.

Premier Dominic Perrottet said the Liberals would decide whether to give MPs a free vote when the party room next meets on Tuesday.

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2 x Discover NSW Vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues. I honestly dont think they will police that dude, I would try it out(whats the worst that could happen if you get him chinese anyway right?) Plus if you use the voucher the restaurant gets paid and you get to eat, it benefits everyone it is supposed to, unless theyve got government officials standing at each restaurant checking you eat it there I reckon youll be fine.

Dine & Discover NSW vouchers will finally be available to everyone in NSW . Will rollout scheme to every postcode within a fortnight by the end of March. Millions of Australians in New South Wales can finally get their hands on 0 worth of free Dine and Discover voucher as the much -waited scheme is rolled out to some of Sydney 's most popular suburbs. The 0million initiative - designed to breathe life into the state's hospitality sector as it emerges from the coronavirus pandemic - was until Thursday only available in mostly regional areas of NSW .

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It's the second year in a row the event will be held away from its usual location on Sydney's Oxford Street.

Organisers say that hosting the parade at the SCG gives it the best chance of it being able to proceed safely, allowing them to adhere to any social distancing and contact tracing requirements that may be in place.

Attendees and participants will need to show proof of vaccination.

The plan is for the Mardi Gras to return to Oxford Street in 2023.

PM welcomes federal tilt

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has welcomed NSW Liberal MP Melanie Gibbons' announcement that she is seeking a move to federal politics.

The Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons issued a statement signalling her intention to run for preselection in the south-west Sydney seat of Hughes.

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The NSW Government will give away 0 in dining vouchers to 500,000 residents in an initiative that follows its popular Dine and Discover scheme. But not everyone will get the new round of vouchers , which can only be spent on Fridays in the Sydney CBD. The million investment, which is designed to boost venues in the city hub, will be included in Tuesday’s state budget, Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said on Friday. Thousands of workers are set to benefit from the new Friday vouchers . Picture: Jeremy Piper.

NSW residents will have an extra month to use their Dine and Discover vouchers , the State Government has announced. Speaking to media on Tuesday, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and state Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said that residents will have until the end of August to use the vouchers – and will also have the ability to use the vouchers on takeaway food purchases. Prior to the announcement, the vouchers could be used only to dine in at restaurants, which is not possible for millions of residents across Greater Sydney , the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Central Coast

"[I'm] really happy to see the Prime Minister's statement," Ms Gibbons said.

"I hope I get the chance to work on his team."

If successful, Ms Gibbons would leave the NSW government facing a fourth by-election.

Former premier Gladys Berejiklian, former deputy premier John Barilaro and former transport minister Andrew Constance have all announced they will be standing down.

NSW puts pressure on federal emissions target

Mr Perrottet says the Commonwealth should follow his government's lead in setting a target to halve carbon emissions by 2030.

While the Morrison government is still considering whether it will adopt a net zero emissions target by 2050, there is global pressure for countries to accelerate climate action this decade to curb global warming.

The Federal Government's current interim commitment is to reduce emissions by 26 to 28 per cent by 2030.

Mr Perrottet told 7.30 his government had announced a green hydrogen strategy and will power ahead, regardless of what the federal government decides.

"We're not saying we're against fossil fuels … what we're saying is that, inevitably over time, we're going to move to a renewable future and those governments that move and invest today will be the ones that have an economic edge going forward," he said.

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