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Debate Over Whether Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Should Happen

Remember during all those bush fires (last year), leading up to New Year's Eve and how a lot of Aussies didn't want any of the New Year's Eve fireworks to go ahead? Well we have a new debate over this year's fireworks because of Covid.

Just last year, even though there were fires raging our land, smoke filling our skies and heatwaves (and there was a petition that thousands had signed asking for the powers that be to stop it), the City of Sydney Council let the New Year's Eve fireworks go ahead.

I understand their reasoning like it had been organised and paid for at least a year in advance, many people were hired to work, and that fireworks were a "nice" distraction from what was really going on out there!   

Now let's move on to 2020 New Year's Eve Fireworks show! 

Lord Mayor of the City of Sydney Clover Moore is worried about this years fireworks display going ahead, saying that it posed too much of a risk to hold it during the pandemic, fearing that people wouldn't stay home and watch it on their tv screens, instead they would be tempted to break Covid restrictions to go see it in person and then turning a fun event into a superspreader Covid event. 

But NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has vowed to make the display happen, even if her government has to fork out the big bucks for it.

Ms Berejiklian went on to say that, quote: “This has been a challenging year. We want to offer the people of NSW — and people around the world — a sign of hope.”

There have been meetings held with the big wigs to discuss how the New Year's Eve event can go ahead safely.

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