NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro bows out of Eden-Monaro race | Sky News Australia

3/05/2020 3:33:00 PM

As NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro is reportedly expected to declare he will not be running for the vacant seat of Eden-Monaro, Liberal Senator Jim Molan has told Sky News he’d “love to do it,” but has not yet made up his mind.

As NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro is reportedly expected to declare he will not be running for the vacant seat of Eden-Monaro, Liberal Senator Jim Molan has told Sky News he’d “love to do it,” but has not yet made up his mind.

As NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro is reportedly expected to declare he will not be running for the vacant seat of Eden-Monaro, Liberal Senator Jim Molan has told Sky News he’d “love to do it,” but has not yet made up his mind.\n\nMr Barilaro will on Monday announce he won’t be running for the seat, leaving Mr Molan or Liberal NSW cabinet minister Andrew Constance as the likely coalition candidate for the election .\n\nMr Molan said it would have been a “big call” for the Nationals to take its vote from seven per cent “up to a winning per cent anyhow”.\n\nHe told Sky News host Paul Murray, whether Mr Constance runs or not is “irrelevant” to him and said it “won’t impact on me in anyway shape or form”.\n\n“This is going to be extraordinarily hard for the government, for the coalition, to win”.\n\nLabor will on Monday announce Kristy McBain, the Mayor of Bega, as its candidate for the seat.\n

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Mr Barilaro will on Monday announce he won’t be running for the seat, leaving Mr Molan or Liberal NSW cabinet minister Andrew Constance as the likely coalition candidate for the election.Mr Molan said it would have been a “big call” for the Nationals to take its vote from seven per cent “up to a winning per cent anyhow”.He told Sky News host Paul Murray, whether Mr Constance runs or not is “irrelevant” to him and said it “won’t impact on me in anyway shape or form”."Because of the fantastic behaviour of the Australian peopel, where we've been able to see the curve flatten, and the huge ramp up in testing, all of those things are showing we could get an early mark.“This is going to be extraordinarily hard for the government, for the coalition, to win”.Labor will on Monday announce Kristy McBain, the Mayor of Bega, as its candidate for the seat.Image: Getty Favourite.

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Should stick to Lib or Nat. Not both. Much better chance and united front! Shame that Good I wonder why? Do you have to live in the electorate to run for the office?

NSW bakery opens community market | Sky News AustraliaThe Glenorie Bakery in Sydney is engaging with local producers to keep business going and staff employed, an example of Australians showing how adaptable they can be during the pandemic.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia\n TimgGilbert How many pies did you smash Tim 🤙🤙 TimgGilbert The chap running the show here seems like a smart, nice bloke. I did, however, notice he quickly wiped under his nose with his hand, and also, but not in the same moment, handled an apple with bare hands.

Despite a difficult month, there is a 'cause for optimism' for NSW businesses | Sky News AustraliaDespite a difficult month, Business NSW CEO Stephen Cartwright says there's a sense of optimism among New South Wales businesses. \n\nA poll by business NSW found almost three quarters of small business owners believed their operations would survive the COVID-19 crisis. \n\n'You remember when we first went into this in the middle of March, everybody was preparing for a six month lockdown and there was even discussion it could be longer, so there was a lot of fear and cocnern, particularly for businesses which were compeltely closed,' Mr Cartwright told Sky News. \n\n'Because of the fantastic behaviour of the Australian peopel, where we've been able to see the curve flatten, and the huge ramp up in testing, all of those things are showing we could get an early mark. \n\n'So for business people, that's a cause for optimism.' \n\nImage: Getty Now ask Victorian businesses The difference between positive people in Australia and negativity that’s going on in the Uk at the moment is amazing. Our media is creating the worst negativity and making this virus political. Glad two of my kids and grandchildren live there and not here. Hope I can visit soon Govt has known Australia is not self-sufficient food wise or otherwise for some years. Dept of Agriculture F & F commissioned report from Sapere Research Group on food in 2012 & yet nothing has been done about it. We are net exporter of food but not self-sufficient. Stop exports

NSW to axe stamp duty | Sky News AustraliaNew South Wales is planning to ditch stamp duty and payroll taxes as it faces a $9 billion unemployment hit from the pandemic.\n\nStamp duty is the nation's biggest source of revenue, last year raising $7.5 billion for New South Wales. \n\nTreasurer Dominic Perrottet said there was no better time to get rid of inefficient taxes that held back economic growth. \n\nThe axe is part of a five-point recovery plan focussed on productivity, tax reform, deregulation, trade and investment. \n\nImage: Getty To be replaced with other taxes that will get the govt more income more often. When is it going to be axed? 1 month, 2021 or gradually? In the interim it'll crash the property market more as prospective buyers will put any purchase on hold. That $9 billion unemployment deficit will ballon to $20 billion and in a hurry too so let’s keep it together, let’s be rational and let’s just go on with our day

'Breaches of infection control' found in NSW aged care | Sky News AustraliaNew South Wales Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant says infectious control experts have found practical breaches among healthcare workers. \n\nSpeaking in Sydney on Saturday, Dr Chant said two senior infection control practitioners visited aged care facilities on Friday and found safety procedures could be improved. \n\n“We know it requires meticulous consistent adherence to processes to ensure against transmission,” she said. \n\n“It’s not just about a mask, but gloves, a gown and taking it all off in a particular order to make sure you don’t contaminate your hands. \n\n“So there are a lot of requirements to do things consistently. \n\n'That's obviously the focus of yesterday's visit to the aged care facility, we had two very senior infection control practitioners to relook at strengthening procedures.' \n\nDr Chant issued a renewed warning to healthcare workers to stay at home and get tested for COVID-19 at the first sign of illness. \n\n“This is not a blame game, but this is a key lesson,” she said. \n\nImage: AP No excuse for those workers!!!!😡😡 A nursing home is not a hospital. What sort of staff-resident ratios do they have? Is there adequate PPE? Have the staff been trained to use it? Nursing home outbreaks are a global issue - what support has been put in place? NSWHealth Coronavirus update: That's all very interesting I'm sure, but what are her views on Captain Cook?

'Incredible outcome': Just five new coronavirus cases in NSW despite near-record testing - ABC NewsHealth authorities in NSW carried out more than 8,800 tests yesterday, and they're delighted that only five came back positive. It really is an incredible outcome given that Brad Hazzard allowed the Ruby Princess to dock in Sydney. Good to see BradHazzard and NSWHealth being so forthright about the NZWarriors flying in to NSW .. Maybe the warriors should have just come in by boat , he and NSW Health seem to be far more relaxed when you turn up that way ..

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian urges weekend virus testing as restrictions easeNSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has urged people to come forward for COVID-19 testing over the weekend even if they have the 'mildest symptoms'. So if someone has mild symptoms, gets tested and it's positive, they can't go anywhere for a fortnight or the coppers will arrest them. Explain again why anyone would do that? OK. But, WHERE? HOW? Because information about how to get a COVID__19 tes in Sydney is full of big words but NOT A SINGLE DETAIL. Terrible comms job by GladysB Where is that info? Gotta keep the numbers up.