Morrison government’s message to Daniel Andrews: ‘open faster’

- September 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

Daniel Andrews’ Sunday announcement of some modest steps out of lockdown will bring both relief and reassurance to many Victorians, but frustration to those who think he should move faster. PM wants Melbourne restrictions eased sooner Certainly, the Morrison government wants the state to take bigger strides. As the federal government finalises next week’s budget,… Read more »

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Are you worried you might test positive to COVID- here’s why you should get tested anyway

- September 14, 2020 3 MIN READ

Victoria’s much-anticipated roadmap brings with it a clear outline of how (and provisionally when) Victoria will see an easing of restrictions. The plan is transparent about the case numbers, or lack of them, required for the state to move to each progressive stage. For example, moving to the second step, provisionally scheduled for September 28,… Read more »


Victoria has a roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions – NSW should too

- September 7, 2020 4 MIN READ

The COVID-19 roadmap for Victoria announced by Premier Daniel Andrews sets the state on the right path. Something like it should be emulated by New South Wales, which has not yet achieved zero new cases. Victoria’s roadmap towards what Andrews calls “COVID-normal” makes a clear distinction between metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. Restrictions are marginally… Read more »


Slow and steady exit from lockdown as Daniel Andrews plans COVID-normal Christmas

- September 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

The Victorian government today announced the eagerly anticipated roadmap out of COVID-19 lockdown. It features several steps that reflect a much slower relaxing of restrictions than last time around. While the government has provided a provisional time frame for the various steps, it is data, not dates, that will determine when restrictions are actually eased.… Read more »


Coronavirus update: mental health support for Victorians, QLD zero infections, VIC 471 new diagnoses, unemployement predicted to hit 13 per cent as $9billion shaved from economy

- August 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The prime minister Scott Morrison has outlined there will be an increased focus on the mental health and wellbeing of Victorians as the city’s capital enters stage four restrictions today. The PM took time out during a cybersecurity press conference to acknowledge the 1000s of Victorians now working from home, thanking them for their commitment… Read more »


Premier Daniel Andrews urges Victorians to use common sense

- July 17, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has called for Victorians to remain vigilant. Stay at home where possible and maintain social distancing, as the state reports 428 new cases overnight. Of the new cases reported today, 57 are connected to known outbreaks. One is from quarantine, and 370 are under investigation. Following five diagnoses in regional… Read more »