Forbes ‘Christmas In Vegas’ Event Cancelled
Sadly this fundraising event to benefit Ronald McDonald House in Orange has been cancelled, due to COVID restrictions on numbers and capacities. All people who have purchased tickets will receive an email from 123TIX who are administering refunds and donations to Ronald McDonald House. Please reply to the email at your earliest convenience to ensure that the wrap up of this event happens in a timely manner.
The Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Cowra Support Group normally meets on the 1st Friday of each month at 12:30. Due to the unavailability of the facilitator, and until further notice, the group will not meet. However resources are still available on the website www.recover.itmatters.com.au. SMS can be sent to 0458 698 460 but responses are only via email with a possibility of free telephone callback if necessary.
Drought Fund’s Innaugural Report Released
The Australian Government has released the inaugural Future Drought Fund Annual Report, covering 2020–2021. Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said the FDF is a flagship of the Australian Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan. “On the 1st of July 2020, we launched eight Future Drought Fund programs designed to build resilience to future drought,” Minister Littleproud said.
The $5 billion Future Drought Fund provides secure, continuous funding for drought resilience initiatives. “The Future Drought Fund provides a sustainable and ongoing source of funding to make agriculture more productive and profitable and enhance the wellbeing of our farming communities and the sustainability of our farming landscapes.”
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self-Test Kits Now Available
Easy to use 15-minute Antigen Self-Test adds another layer of public health protection to help suppress the spread of COVID-19 as Australia begins to open up. The Roche SARS-CoV-2 Anti-gen Self-Test Nasal kit, which can be purchased from more than 500 pharmacies in NSW, QLD, VIC and the ACT, is designed for unsupervised testing for people aged 18 years or older. For children under 18 years of age, the test must be performed by an adult or under close adult supervision. As Australians go about their daily lives, it is expected these self-test kits will be used in a variety of scenarios to help provide peace of mind for people who think they may have been infected by COVID-19.