Two more staff at a hospital in Tasmania’s northwest have tested positive to the coronavirus, with authorities banning visitors from the facility.
In the 1990s Tasmanian state governments introduced a range of progressive planning and environmental laws including the State Coastal Policy, the Threatened Species Protection Act, the Land Use Planning Act and the establishment of the Resource Planning Development Commission (now the Tasmanian Planning Commission) and the Resource Management Planning and Appeal Tribunal. As these laws […]
As the world’s total number of coronavirus infections passed 1.3 million and the global death toll surged higher than 73,000, multiple countries have received glimmers of hope in their daily updates.
Details are expected to be released about the government’s coronavirus modelling as the country’s deputy chief medical officer cautiously notes the peak of new COVID-19 cases may be behind us.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in a stable condition in a hospital intensive care unit with the coronavirus.
The release of funding for regional media outlets is welcome but much more than $5million is needed and big tech must be forced to pay for content if public interest journalism is going to survive, the Greens say. The Greens have been calling on Communications Minister Paul Fletcher to use the Regional and Small Publishers … Continue reading “More funds and big tech regulation needed to save public interest journalism”
The Morrison Government’s refusal to change the JobKeeper program to include more casuals will leave workers in the arts, entertainment and creative industry behind and jeopardise the recovery of the sector after COVID-19, the Greens say. Greens Spokesperson for the Arts Senator Sarah Hanson-Young said the Government was being wilfully ignorant to how the sector … Continue reading “Arts, entertainment and creative industry left behind without changes to JobKeeper”
There is no rule book showing how to lead a nation through a crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic. Nothing we have experienced in our lives has presented such a profound challenge to our health, our economy and our way of life. Throughout the crisis, the Labor Party has taken a constructive approach and looked … Continue reading “CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE: LABOR BACKS THE RIGHT DECISION”
Charities that are registered with the national regulator will be eligible for the Morrison Government’s $130 billion JobKeeper Payment if they have suffered a 15 per cent decline in turnover as a result of the coronavirus. Legislation to be introduced into the Parliament this week will include a concessional test for ACNC registered charities given … Continue reading “Making it Easier for Charities to Access JobKeeper”
A suite of 21 fee-free TAFE NSW short courses are available online to assist anyone across the State who wants to upskill during the COVID-19 pandemic, following an announcement from the NSW Government today. Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the pandemic response has had a dramatic effect on communities and working … Continue reading “FREE TAFE COURSES TO SUPPORT NSW IN PANDEMIC”
Two more people have died from coronavirus in Western Australia.
More than 150 new jobs will be created and $55 million injected into regional NSW, as the NSW Government gives the go-ahead for construction of the Snowy Hydro Segment Factory – the next crucial stage of the Snowy 2.0 expansion. Deputy Premier and Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the approval of the Snowy Hydro … Continue reading “NEXT STAGE OF SNOWY 2.0 GETS GREEN LIGHT”