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Slide Show: Dia de Los Muertos in a Hollywood Boneyard

first_imgUncategorizedSlide Show: Dia de Los Muertos in a Hollywood BoneyardBring out your dead! A photo gallery from Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s big Day of the Dead celebrationBy Elina Shatkin – November 1, 2013733ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddIt Photo by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezPhoto by Damon CasarezHalloween is over but Dia de Los Muertos, the Mexican Day of the Dead, is about to kick off, and Los Angeles is the place to celebrate it. In addition to delicious things to eat, this weekend there will be dozens  of Dia de Los Muertos events happening around town, from San Pedro to San Fernando. Self Help Graphics, Grand Park, and Eastside Luv in Boyle Heights are good bets. But L.A.’s premier (and one of the country’s largest) Dia de Los Muertos celebrations happens at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You couldn’t find a more perfect locale for a holiday that honors the dearly departed.The large, day-long festival isn’t only a celebration of the Mexican holiday and an exhibition of elaborate altars, it’s also a terrific concert. This year’s lineup features Norwalk’s Buyepongo, local cumbia heroes Chicano Batman, Tijuana-raised, L.A.-based Ceci Bastida, and Saul Hernandez of Jaguares.To warm you up for this weekend’s calaveras and altares, here are ghoulish and festive scenes from last year’s festival. TAGSL.A. CulturePrevious articleLos Angeles International Airport Shooting: What We KnowNext articleCookbook Dinners at Rustic Canyon and Hungry CatElina Shatkin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

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MADD urging drivers to stay sober this Thanksgiving

first_imgFORT MYERS, Fla. – Drunk driving is always an issue during the holiday season and should be avoided. That’s the message Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), along with medical workers and law enforcement want to get across to drivers this holiday season.They say when drivers are impaired, the roadway doesn’t look like it should, and could endanger both the driver themselves and others! And it’s not always just alcohol.Unfortunately, MADD also says that between the pandemic and the holidays, more people are driving impaired than ever before. RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementOn Tuesday, MADD along with the Lee County Sheriffs Office, Florida Highway Patrol, and even Lee Health, kicked off their campaign to warn people against driving impaired.They say the worst part about driving impaired, is that some people aren’t even aware that they are doing it.“No one goes out intending to hurt themselves or intending to hurt someone else, intending to drive impaired. But when you have that’s first sip, all that judgment goes out the window.” Said Lori Burke, from Mothers Against Drunk Driving in SWFL. Florida turkey seeks divine intervention on Thanksgiving November 28, 2020 AdvertisementTags: MADDThanksgiving AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments The good news is drivers don’t have to drink alcohol to enjoy Thanksgiving with their family either. MADD is also promoting their signature alcohol-free “Mocktails” recipes for people to enjoy instead – without the booze to help them get home safe. Advertisement Clewiston man robs elderly woman’s home on Thanksgiving December 17, 2020 COVID-19 cases surge in SWFL after Thanksgiving December 8, 2020 Pet turkeys reunited with owners after trotting off on Thanksgiving December 3, 2020 AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisementlast_img read more

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Middle schooler arrested for threatening to “shoot up” school

first_imgTags: Pinellas CountySchool Shooting RELATEDTOPICS Recommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Florida man shoots at man who threw banana at truck during road rage incident May 21, 2021 PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — A 12-year-old middle school student was arrested for sending a text message that said he would “shoot up” the school on Monday, Jan. 11, officials said.Laybin Yokley, 12, goes to Seminole Middle School. He is accused of sending a text message to his friend that said “hi. it’s me. ima shoot up the school.” at 10:41 a.m. on Monday, officials with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.Yokley was in class when he sent the text message and was placed under arrest at the school, deputies said.The person who received the message went to school administrators immediately and reported the text messages.Yokley admitted to sending the text message as a joke to his friend using the messaging app “Text Now.” He was charged with threatening communications or threats of mass shooting and was taken to the Pinellas Juvenile Assessment Center, deputies said.center_img At least 7 children dead after shooting at Russian school, state media reports May 12, 2021 Largo man facing felony charges after shooting his own leg in Walmart May 17, 2021 Inmate accused of killing 9-week-old son escapes from Pinellas County jail June 13, 2021last_img read more

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Smaller shipment of J&J doses still enough to vaccinate thousands, officials say

first_imgAdvertisementWe’re working to find out whether this week’s smaller shipment of J&J doses will affect either Publix or CVS appointments.J&J VACCINE @ PUBLIXBeginning Monday, March 22, Publix will allow people 50 years and older to make an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments open at 7 a.m.Appointment sign-ups for the J&J vaccine through the site happen once a week. As of Monday, March 22, vaccine sign-ups are set to happen on Wednesday. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Advertisement AdvertisementTags: Covid-19covid-19 vaccineJohnson & Johnson Advertisement Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 Cape Coral doctor offers medical marijuana discount as COVID-19 vaccine incentive June 11, 2021 FORT MYERS, Fla. — As Florida continues to expand coronavirus vaccine eligibility, more vials are being shipped.We know that 42,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are coming, but it’s not clear as to when they’ll actually arrive.State officials said that the doses will arrive sometime this week, March 22 – 27. Despite the latest shipment being a fraction of what Florida usually receives, state officials said it’s still enough to vaccinate thousands of residents. COVID-19 VACCINE @ CVSCVS has also lowered its age requirement to 50 years and older. Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021last_img read more

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In Pictures: Early concert goers in high spirits as Electric Picnic gets underway

first_img WhatsApp Twitter By Steven Miller – 31st August 2018 Home Lifestyle Electric Picnic In Pictures: Early concert goers in high spirits as Electric Picnic gets… LifestyleElectric Picnic Twitter Facebook Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Previous articleFriday’s five must see acts at the Electric PicnicNext articleDeaths in Laois – Saturday, September 1, 2018 Steven Millerhttp://www.laoistoday.ieSteven Miller is owner and managing editor of LaoisToday.ie. From Laois, Steven studied Journalism in DCU and has 14 years experience in the media, almost 10 of those in an editorial role. Husband of Emily, father of William and Lillian, he’s happiest when he’s telling stories or kicking a point. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brought to you in association with Expert LaoisAnd it has started.Stradbally is the only place to be this weekend as the 15th Electric Picnic gets underway.Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was out and about Stradbally Hall as the first of the 60,000 concert goers arrived.On what will be another jam-packed weekend of entertainment, people sampled the atmosphere and regular Picnic attendees noted the slightly new layout and some new additions throughout the site.So far we’ve bumped into people from Mountmellick, Mountrath, Stradbally, The Heath and Ratheniska.Others soaking up the atmosphere include LaoisToday columnist Fr. Paddy and Frankie Horan of Frankie’s Hairdressing, Mountmellick who has provided us with some memorable Snapchats.Make sure to come up and say Hello if you see us over the weekend.Check out the best of our pictures below: SEE ALSO – Electric Picnic and I: Meet the two men who were first through the gates in 2004center_img WhatsApp Pinterest In Pictures: Early concert goers in high spirits as Electric Picnic gets underway Pinterest Community Community Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Facebook Council last_img read more

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Leinster Club, Fr Manning Cup and U-21 football action on the agenda in this week’s Laois GAA fixtures

first_img GAA Facebook The Portlaoise and Rosenallis footballers go centre stage again this weekend in their Leinster club campaigns – with both facing semi-final action.Portlaoise take on Carlow champions Eire Og in the game of the weekend in the Leinster senior club semi-final on Saturday in O’Moore Park in a clash that will be televised live on RTE.Rosenallis are in action earlier in the day in the intermediate semi-final when they travel to Kilkenny to take on their senior champions Mullinavat. Facebook Twitter Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 18th November 2019 Leinster Club, Fr Manning Cup and U-21 football action on the agenda in this week’s Laois GAA fixtures Pinterest Also on Saturday, they Laois U-16 football team (next year’s minors) are in the final of the Fr Manning Cup against Sligo in Longford.The Laois U-20 football semi-final between Portlaoise and Portarlington is pencilled in for a 2pm throw in on Sunday in Stradbally, which if it goes ahead will mean two games in less than 24 hours for a handful of Portlaoise players. Courtwood-Emo await in the final which has been scheduled for the following week.There is also an U-20 ‘B’ semi-final between The Heath and Park-Ratheniska/Spink with the winners of that to face Clonaslee in the final.SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23AIB Leinster Club SFC Semi Final(Extra time if necessary & Winner on the Day Regulations)Portlaoise V Eire Og (Carlow) in O’Moore Park at 7pm – Live on RTE AIB Leinster Club IFC Semi Final(Extra time if necessary & Winner on the Day Regulations)Mullinavat (Kilkenny) v Rosenallis (Laois) in Kilkenny at 1.30pmFr Manning Cup U-16 Football Final(Extra time if necessary & Winner on the Day Regulations)Laois v Sligo in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 2.15pmLaois Shopping Centre U-20 Football Shield Final(Extra time if necessary)St Joseph’s v Ballyroan Abbey in Tony Byrne Park at 2pmLaois Shopping Centre U-20 Hurling Championship Shield Final(Extra time if necessary)Borris-Kilcotton v Rathdowney Errill or Castletown in Errill or Castletown at 2pmLaois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘B’ Football Championship Shield Final(Extra time if necessary)Killeshin v Sarsfields Gaels in Mountmellick at 2pmSUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18Laois Shopping Centre U-20 Football Championship Semi Final(Extra time if necessary)Portlaoise v Portarlington in Stradbally at 2pmLaois Shopping Centre U-20 Football Championship ‘B’ Semi Final(Extra time if necessary)The Heath V Spink Park Ratheniska at 12noonSATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30Laois Shopping Centre U-20 Football Championship Final(Extra time if necessary)Courtwood-Emo v Portlaoise or Portarlington – TBCLaois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘B’ Football Championship Final(Extra time if necessary)Clonaslee St Manmans v The Heath or Spink Park Ratheniska – at 1.30pm – Venue TBCSEE ALSO – Two Laois players set to go on All Star tour to Middle East 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin GAA center_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Home Sport GAA Leinster Club, Fr Manning Cup and U-21 football action on the agenda… SportGAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleInmate threatens to ‘rape female officer’ in Midlands Prison PortlaoiseNext articleBREAKING: Gardai resume search for Laois man believed to have been murdered LaoisToday Reporter GAA Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Twitter TAGSLaois GAA Fixtures Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory last_img read more

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Avoid Robot Taxis – Police Inspector

first_imgAvoid Robot Taxis – Police Inspector National SecurityJuly 1, 2009 Advertisements RelatedAvoid Robot Taxis – Police Inspector RelatedAvoid Robot Taxis – Police Inspectorcenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Inspector of Police, Wilbert Affleck, has cautioned parents against taking illegal or “robot” taxis, to ensure the safety of themselves and their children.“Be careful of the motor vehicles you use to transport your children to school and yourselves to work,” he urged parents attending the launch of Jamalco’s Road Safety Campaign, recently, at the Annunciation Basic School in Hayes, Clarendon.Citing several recent accidents that have occurred on the nation’s streets, he said that these vehicles often operate in a reckless fashion and are more concerned about making money than the safety of passengers.He advised parents to carefully select the vehicles in which they travel, and ensure that these are only “licensed red plate” public passenger vehicles.Meanwhile, Ealane Livingston Smith, Jamalco’s Public Relations and Media Specialist, said that the company will continue to promote road safety by sponsoring the placement of traffic wardens in designated school zones.These comprise Annunciation Basic, Mocho Primary and York Town Primary Schools in Clarendon; and Campbell’s Castle and Pratville All-Age Schools in Manchester.“We are concerned about the accidents on the roadways, so we want to help save lives,” she stated. RelatedAvoid Robot Taxis – Police Inspectorlast_img read more

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Key reports put national mental health reform on agenda

first_imgKey reports put national mental health reform on agenda Mental Health VictoriaMental Health Victoria has welcomed the release today of two important national mental health reports: the Final Report of the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Mental Health and the Interim Advice of National Suicide Prevention Adviser Christine Morgan.Mental Health Victoria CEO Angus Clelland said these expert reports will play a crucial role in shaping national mental health reform over the coming decade, as Victoria prepares for significant work when the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Victoria’s mental health system is handed down in February 2021.“Australia’s mental health landscape involves multiple tiers of government policy and practice that need to work seamlessly together to deliver desperately needed services so it is imperative that we can work towards reform at the national level as well as within our own state and territory jurisdictions,” Mr Clelland said.Like Victoria’s Royal Commission, the Productivity Commission’s inquiry and its long-awaited final report is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to deliver the real change that has for so long been urged by people living with mental illness, their carers, and the services that support them.Its focus on person-centred approaches, prevention and early intervention, choice and control, community-based services, and governance and evaluation demonstrate that it has listened closely to people with lived experience and the broader sector in the development of its report.Mr Clelland said Mental Health Victoria strongly endorses the Productivity Commission’s recommendation that states like Victoria that lack a Mental Health Commission establish one.“A Mental Health Commission is an essential governance measure to safeguard the reform process in Victoria and we hope to see this reflected in the Victorian Royal Commission’s final report in February 2021,” he said.“We also welcome recommendations for improved national coordination and oversight, regional planning, the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and the need to expand primary and preventative health, as well as digital service delivery and education, workforce expansion, employment, and income and workplace supports,” he said.Mental Health Victoria also welcomes recommendations in the National Suicide Prevention Adviser’s Interim Advice Report for a National Suicide Prevention Office to provide national coordination, accountability and oversight for suicide prevention, and its recognition also of the importance of lived experience of suicide in finding solutions and pathways to support.“We look forward to working with the Victorian mental health sector to review and respond to both reports in detail as we wait for the final report of the Royal Commission. Given the level of commitment already shown by both the Commonwealth and State Governments, we can be confident that long-term and sustainable mental health reform is within our reach,” Mr Clelland said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Australia, Commission, commonwealth, education, employment, empowerment, Government, Government policy, mental health, Productivity Commission, royal commission, suicide, sustainable, Victorialast_img read more

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Canada to receive early delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgCanada to receive early delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine From: Public Services and Procurement CanadaThe Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to ensure that Canadians have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible.The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to ensure that Canadians have access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible.The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, announced today that following successful negotiations, Canada will receive up to 249,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in December 2020, contingent on Health Canada authorization of the vaccine.These doses are part of the up to 76 million doses Canada has secured through its existing agreement with Pfizer. As with all COVID-19 vaccine candidates, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must be authorized by Health Canada before being administered to Canadians.Pfizer, the Public Health Agency of Canada with the Canadian Armed Forces, and the Provinces and Territories are working together to finalize preparations at the first point-of-use sites this week, including training on how to handle the product, which must be transported and stored at -70 degrees Celsius.Important logistical tests are planned, beginning with a dry run with Pfizer this week, led by the National Operations Centre. This dry run will be used to confirm the ordering, shipping and importation processes from the point of manufacture to the point of use across Canada. In this initial dry run with Pfizer, a shipping container with dry ice and a data-logger will simulate a shipment of the vaccine.The Government of Canada expects to conduct other rehearsals to confirm ordering and shipping processes for additional vaccines as they become available. These test activities are important to ensure that the Provinces and Territories have the necessary infrastructure and equipment in place and are able to plan to effectively and efficiently administer COVID-19 vaccines as they roll-out.Pfizer submitted an application for regulatory review of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate under Health Canada’s interim order on October 9, 2020. Results of this review are expected soon.Quotes“The Government of Canada continues to do everything possible to protect Canadians from COVID-19. This includes securing the world’s most extensive portfolio of vaccines and taking all necessary measures to ready the country to receive doses once they are authorized for use.”The Honourable Anita AnandMinister of Public Services and Procurement“We continue to prepare for distribution with provinces and territories, as experts and scientists of the government of Canada are assessing the safety of COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Canadians can be confident that when a vaccine is ready, Canada will be ready.”The Honourable Patty HajduMinister of HealthQuick factsThe Public Health Agency of Canada is working with all levels of industry, government and health agencies to have 14 locations across Canada ready to receive the Pfizer vaccines in December 2020.Up to 249,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive in a series of shipments, not all at once.The dry run with Pfizer in December will allow for the validation of logistical processes prior to distribution on a national scale.The Government of Canada has signed agreements with the following companies to secure access to their COVID-19 vaccine candidates:Pfizer, which will supply a minimum of 20 million doses and up to 76 million doses of its messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine candidate developed with BioNTech, BNT162b2.Medicago, which will supply up to 76 million doses of its virus-like particle vaccine candidate.AstraZeneca, which will supply up to 20 million doses of its viral vector vaccine candidate AZD1222.Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline, which will supply up to 72 million doses of their protein subunit vaccine candidate.Johnson & Johnson, which will supply up to 38 million doses of its viral vector vaccine candidate Ad26.COV2.S.Novavax, which will supply up to 76 million doses of its protein subunit vaccine candidate NVX-CoV2373.Moderna, which will supply up to 56 million doses of its mRNA vaccine candidate mRNA-1273.All vaccine candidates must go through pre-clinical and clinical trials. Health Canada will continue to review evidence of safety, efficacy, and manufacturing quality for each vaccine candidate as it becomes available to decide whether the product will be approved for use in Canada.At this time, there are no vaccines authorized for the prevention of COVID-19 in Canada.The Government of Canada has purchased 126 freezers to store COVID-19 vaccines, including 26 freezers to store ultra-low temperature vaccines such as the Pfizer vaccine. To date, 9 ultra-low temperature freezers have been delivered. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. 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Government extends credit relief for small businesses

first_imgGovernment extends credit relief for small businesses Australian TreasuryOn 15 March 2021, the Morrison Government secured passage of the National Consumer Credit Protection Amendment (Supporting Economic Recovery) Bill 2020 through the House of Representatives.The credit reforms contained in the Bill are important for continuing to enable the Australian economy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The reforms will reduce the cost and time it takes to access credit for Australian consumers and businesses, removing unnecessary barriers to accessing credit, which in turn will facilitate more economic activity.These reforms follow on from the Government’s swift action during the onset of the pandemic to exempt the provision of credit to small businesses from the responsible lending obligations. This exemption is due to expire on 2 April 2021.As part of the Government’s commitment to these reforms, the small business exemption will be extended until the Government secures passage of its credit reforms through the Senate.The extension will continue to provide the certainty and confidence necessary to allow small businesses to access credit in a timely and efficient manner. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:amendment, AusPol, Australia, Australian, Australian Treasury, business, covid-19, Economy, Government, house, Morrison, Morrison Government, pandemic, Senate, Small Businesslast_img read more