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Individual Support

Overview This fact sheet provides information regarding the support available to individuals in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19. It is organised into the following sections: Section 1. Income supplements Section 2. Job opportunities Section 3. Your rights as a worker Section 4. Further assistance Section 5. Changes to tenancy arrangements   Section 1.…

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COVID-19 Information

RESTRICTIONS AND BANS *AS OF 25 MARCH 2020 The Prime Minister has announced further restrictions on non-essential businesses. These restrictions came into effect at midnight 26 March 2020. The message has been clear – Australians should stay at home, unless shopping for essentials, travelling to and from work and school. Keep visitors to your home…

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Financial Difficulty FAQ

The Australian Banking Association has prepared a quick easy guide for customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 1) I’ve lost my job, or lost hours, as a result of COVID-19, what type of financial hardship relief are banks offering? Banks are now offering customers the option to defer home loan repayments for up to six months.…

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Small Business Support

This fact sheet provides information regarding the support available to businesses in response to the disruption caused by COVID-19. It is organised into the following sections: Section 1. Federal Government Support Section 2. Victorian Government Support Section 3. Other Support Section 4. Restrictions on Operations Key Sources: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/ https://www.business.vic.gov.au/disputes-disasters-and-succession-planning/illness-and-business-management-plan/coronavirus-business-support   Section 1. Federal Government Support…

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Mrs Ursula McCarthy

I rise to congratulate Mrs Ursula McCarthy on her 100th birthday. Ursula was born in Carlton on 28 February 1920, and her connection to Bayside began early. Her family would travel to Sandringham by train in the summer holidays and share a house just off Beach Road. Together with her late husband, Dennis, she retired at Beaumaris in…

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Australia Day Awards 2020

I wish to congratulate the recipients of this year’s 2020 Australia Day awards. Strong communities like ours require the ongoing contribution of strong and capable individuals prepared to dedicate their time and their service for the betterment of others. Congratulations to: Bayside City Council Citizen of the Year, Reverend Bruce Corben Young Citizen of the…

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Beaumaris Secondary College

My question is for the Minister for Education, and I ask: will the minister guarantee that the upcoming Victorian state budget will provide Beaumaris Secondary College with the funding that is required to complete stage 2 of the college’s school development process? As the minister would be aware, stage 1 of the development process allowed for the…

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Liberal Nationals to lift natural gas ban to cut power bills and cut emissions – with no fracking

Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien has announced a Liberal Nationals Government will lift the moratorium on conventional onshore natural gas in Victoria to lower energy bills, reduce emissions and support jobs. This will be done while maintaining the ban on fracking. It is time for Victorians to benefit from our own natural resources. Opening up clean,…

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Sandringham Hospital

My adjournment matter is for the Minister for Health in the other place. The action that I seek is for the minister’s explicit commitment to ensuring that beds and services at Sandringham Hospital will not be cut and instead a commitment to increasing services and capacity at our community hospital. Having previously raised the prospect…

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Sandringham Primary School

On Saturday, 1 February, this year, just after 4.00 am a fire started at Sandringham Primary School. The fire engulfed a significant part of some of the oldest buildings of the school, a school that has served our community continuously for 165 years. Seventy-two hours after the blaze, all students and staff have temporarily relocated to Sandringham East…

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