Melbourne’s second lockdown will take a toll on mental health

- July 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are beginning another six weeks of lockdown due to a spike in COVID-19 cases. While this second round of lockdown may bring the case numbers under control, its effects on Victorians’ mental health could be significant. Australians are already experiencing mental health fallout from COVID-19. A prolonged pandemic, and a… Read more »


Eased restrictions not so easy for small business says Employsure

- May 15, 2020 2 MIN READ

Eased restrictions will provide little relief to small and medium businesses still struggling with overly complex and often unclear COVID-19 workplace rules, which have also been inconsistently applied across the States, according to Employsure Managing Dirctor Ed Mallett. Employsure, which advises more than 27,000 SMEs in Australia including cafes, hair salons, retailers and tradies, says… 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 »


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 »


WA and SA to close borders as coronavirus diagnoses increase

- March 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

South Australia has proclaimed COVID-19 a major emergency, with Premier Steven Marshall announcing he will close the state’s border in an effort to stem the spread of coronavirus. The South Australia border will close from 4 pm on Tuesday with the state setting up a dozen border crossings to facilitate entry and exit from the… Read more »