Can Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app COVIDSafe lift the country out of lockdown?

To speed up the process of contacting people who may have been exposed to coronavirus, the Federal Government is asking Australians to download its new COVIDSafe app. The more people use the app, the message goes, the faster we can slow the spread of the virus and the sooner we can lift restrictions and return […]

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ABC News: The long term impact of coronavirus on youth unemployment

Young workers are over-represented in occupations most directly impacted by the early economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic most notably hospitality, retail, sport & recreation, the arts and child care. Younger workers were already ‘doing it tough’ with 15-24 year olds already experiencing 12.2% unemployment rate in February and youth underemployment, those wanting more hours […]

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ABC News: Australia to build 2,000 life-saving ventilators to prepare for coronavirus peak

Email Australia’s intensive care units will have access to 2,000 more ventilators by the end of July, as the Government prepares for the coronavirus epidemic to weigh on the current supply. Key points: Supply of the ventilators will begin in June The Federal Government struck a $31 million deal with industry to build the machines […]

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ABC News: Australia Council funding cut leaves dancers with disabilities in limbo

Email By Matthew Smith Photo: Restless Dance Theatre dancers Michael Hodyl and Jianna Georgiou in Seeing Through Darkness. (Supplied: Shane Reid) Internationally renowned choreographer Michelle Ryan is using her time in self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic to save her dance company. Key points Adelaide-based Restless Dance Theatre employs dancers with disabilities Its Australia Council funding […]

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