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Zero new COVID cases in SA
ABC News, 19 Nov 2020
South AustraliaNo new coronaviruys cases were reported in South Australia today.


Six-day lockdown for SA as virus reproduction rate accelerates
ABC News, 18 Nov 2020
South AustraliaSouth Australians are to undergo a strict six-day anti-coronavirus  lockdown followed by a less strict eight days. The Adelaide cluster has risen to only 22 cases but the virus now appears to be breeding new generations more rapidly than previously.
Bullet UPDATE: There are reports of panic-buying at Adelai
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Statewide restrictions imposed in SA
ABC News, 16 Nov 2020
South AustraliaA number of facility closures, activity bans, mask requirements and attendance restrictions have been imposed across South Australia in response to  the emergence of a cluster of 17 COVID-19 cases.
Adelaide hit by cluster of 17 COVID cases
Bullet Advice for South Australians in Tasmania, Tas Govt media release, 16 Nov 2020
Bullet Tasmanian response to Adelaide cluster, Peter Gutwein, Premier, 16 Nov 2020
Bullet UPDATE Tue 17 Nov 2020: The number of cases has risen to 20.


Thunderstorms die
BoM website, 12.15pm, 16 Nov 2020
Lightning band (Image: Weatherzone)

A second weather band causing lightning strikes will likely die out before reaching south-east Tasmania. You can still monitor its progress (ensure the "Lightning" box is ticked).

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Power outages
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Monday: 17 days with no new cases
ABC News, 16 Nov 2020
VictoriaVictoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the nineteenth day in a row.


Making TasTAFE great again
TasLabor website, 15 Nov 2020
Rebecca WhiteAn expansion of the teaching workforce and the provision of free TAFE courses in critical areas are among changes Labor would make to TAFE in Tasmania, Opposition leader Rebecca White says.
Bullet Free TAFE: More jobs for Tasmanians, TasLabor website
Bullet Rebuilding TAFE, Michelle O'Byrne, Labor
Shadow Minister for TAFE and Skills, 17 Nov 2020


School tender action
Tas Govt media release, 13 Nov 2020
TasmaniaTenders have just been issued for architects to produce concept plans for the new Brighton High School and the new primary school at Legana.
Tenders will be issued shortly for redevelopment at the JRLF School Farm and Cosgrove High School.
Bullet Brighton and Legana completion dates later than originally promised
, Josh Willie, Opposition education spokesperson, 13 Jul 2020


Premier delivers Budget
ABC News, 12 Nov 2020
Peter GutweinPremier Peter Gutwein has brought down the State Budget for 2020-21.

Budget website (Tas Govt)
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Bullet Education spending summary
Bullet Investment in Tasmania's future through education
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Tuesday: eleventh day of no new cases
ABC News, 10 Nov 2020
VictoriaVictoria has recorded no new coronavirus cases and no new deaths for the eleventh day in a row.
Figures for the last fourteen days are:

Tue 10 0 0
Mon 9 0 0
Sun 8 0 0
Sat 7 0 0
Fri 6 0 0
Thu 5 0 0
Wed 4 0 0
Tue 3 0 0
Mon 2 0 0
Sun 1 0 0
Sat 31 0* 0
Fri 30 4 0
Thu 29 3 0
Wed 28 2 2
Tue 27 0 0
Mon 26 0 0





Student learning vs student wellbeing
The Conversation, 9 Nov 2020
Ethics dilemma (Image: Taslearn.com)

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many teachers and principals to face a number of ethical dilemmas, an educational ethicist says.


First woman VP
ABC News, 8 Nov 2020
Kamala Harris (Image: ABC)Senator Kamala Harris will be the USA's first woman to fill the role of Vice President, and the first woman of colour to reach the White House.


Biden wins
BBC News, 8 Nov 2020
Joe Biden (Image: BBC, Getty)Joe Biden has secured enough electoral college votes to become the next president, US networks say.



Biden presidency looms
ABC News, 7 Nov 2020
US flagDemocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is continuing to edge closer and closer to ousting Donald Trump as president.



Top STEM teachers recognised
Tas Govt media release, 6 Nov 2020
STEMTasmania's primary school and secondary school STEM teachers of the year have received Tasmanian STEM Awards of Excellence.


Snug gym opened
Tas Govt media release, 5 Nov 2020
Southern TasmaniaSnug Primary School's new gym and presentation hall was opened today by education minister Jeremy Rockliff.



Interest rate cut
ABC News, 3 Nov 2020
Per centThe Reserve Bank of Australia has cut the cash rate from 0.25 per cent to a record low of 0.1 per cent. It expects to keep it at that level for at least three years.
The RBA has also announced it is engaging in quantitative easing, or "money printing", to boost the economy, as well as pulling other levers to increase availability of finance and promote employment.






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