Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance

As of June 16th 2020, a total of 7,347 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 102 deaths and 6,856 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. Tod date 1,848,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Western Australia’s total wages dropped 10.7% between March 14 and May 30. Source

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Austrade regional market update on the impact of COVID-19 (as at 26 May 2020)

Austrade will provide weekly regional updates on the progression and impact of COVID-19 around the world, to support the international education sector as the situation continues to evolve. These reports are compiled using the latest on-the-ground information and advice. Source

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UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS MEASURES (12 June 2020)

The National Cabinet met today to further discuss Australia’s current COVID-19 response, easing restrictions in the coming months, helping Australians prepare to go back to work in a COVID-safe environment and getting the economy moving again. The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Brendan Murphy, provided an update on the measures underway, the latest data and medical […]

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Learning to Drive

Updates and advice for learner drivers and supervisors during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learners and supervisors are encouraged to assess their need to continue practising at this time. We are currently prioritising Practical Driving Assessments (PDAs) for essential workers and rescheduling cancelled bookings. Read our frequently asked questions below for more about getting your learner’s permit and learning to drive […]

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Backing small regional businesses affected by COVID-19

The Australian Government has committed more than $4.7 million to provide small regional businesses affected by COVID-19 with access to free and confidential financial counselling. The service will also create jobs for small business financial counsellors and support workers and builds on the Australian Government’s previously announced support for regional aviation and air freight, export […]

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Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) – Large gatherings and need for continued caution.

This statement from June 5th mentions the need for continued caution during the easing of restrictions in Australia, and the implementation of Phase 3 in Western Australia. Each and every Australian must play their part in keeping our nation in its current enviable place. Click HERE to view

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Who’s open in Bunbury & BunGeo?

While some businesses remain closed, accommodation, cafes, and restaurants are still operating in and around Bunbury and BunGeo. Some restrictions may still apply for large establishments. Click here for an up-to-date document outlining all currently open and operating establishments.

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Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes respond to Coronavirus

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes has established a “COVID-19 response group” in the hope of being prepared and having response actions if and when there is an up-scaling/intensification of COVID-19. Click HERE to view the latest Community Addresses from the Shire President and Deputy President.

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A message from Austrade to our international education partners (12 May 2020)

While light is finally appearing at the end of the COVID-19 crisis tunnel, the Australian Government is working closer than ever before with states and territory governments, education providers and community organisations, to deliver support measures for our international student community. Source

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Reopening safely: Sample practices from essential businesses

As the coronavirus restrictions are easing more businesses are allowed to re-open their on-site operations. A key concern however is how does a business re-open while keeping employees and customers safe and preventing new COVID-19 outbreaks? This McKinsey article looks at the safety practices introduced by the many essential businesses like healthcare facilities, pharmacies, grocery […]

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As physical doors close, new digital doors swing open

The article is called “A physical doors close, new digital doors swing open. A content summary could be – In this story of the Australian consumer, McKinsey looks at Australian consumer sentiment in response to COVID-19 and takes a deeper look at how the Australian lockdown experience has created a new set of digital users […]

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A message from Austrade to our international education partners (20 May 2020)

While light is finally appearing at the end of the COVID-19 crisis tunnel, the Australian Government is working closer than ever before with states and territory governments, education providers and community organisations, to deliver support measures for our international student community. Source

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