90 days of solitude: Australia shut down til June 29

- April 2, 2020 3 MIN READ

NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller says the state’s tough social distancing and isolation laws will remain in place for at least 90 days, taking the restrictions to June 29.  On Monday, the NSW government increased restrictions on freedom of movement in a bid to reduce the further spread of COVID-19, also ramping up the penalties… Read more »


Banks are upping their support for business to prevent commercial property evictions during the COVID-19 downturn

- March 30, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australian banks are expanding their program of six-month loan deferrals to larger companies, offering relief on up to $250 billion in business borrowing. The major banks are backing the Australian Banking Association’s (ABA) extended Business Support Package to 98% of all businesses with a loan from an Australian bank, increasing the existing $3 million small… Read more »


Victoria moves to stage 3 shutdowns as virus diagnoses rise

- March 30, 2020 2 MIN READ

Victoria is moving to “stage three” shutdown restrictions as the state’s coronavirus infection rate climbs past 800 cases. Premier Daniel Andrews is moving to give the state the legal framework to implement the national measures announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday night, including a limit of no more than two people gathered together out… Read more »


Premier Andrews warns stage three shutdowns are looming for Victoria

- March 25, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has warned that stricter lockdown measures will be coming to his state, less that 12 hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison banned international travel, property auctions, food courts and limited weddings to five people, among a range of increased isolation measures. While the federal government has begun incrementally increasing restrictions every… Read more »


Victorian schools close and police will enforce lockdowns as NSW Premier tells parents to keep their children at home

- March 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victoria is forming a 500-strong police task force to enforce social distancing and new laws aimed at stopping the spread of coronavirus. The police will be able to conduct spot checks on travellers and can fine and detain people defying the increasingly strict laws being introduced by the federal and state governments. On Sunday night… Read more »


Pubs and clubs, places of worship, casinos and sporting facilities to close from midday

- March 22, 2020 4 MIN READ

Pubs, gyms, restaurants, clubs, casinos and even churches will be forced to close from midday on March 23 under increased social distancing rules being implemented by the federal government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the national closure of a range of indoor venues following a meeting with state and territory leaders on Sunday evening. Earlier… Read more »