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Victorian schools close and police will enforce lockdowns as NSW Premier tells parents to keep their children at home

- March 23, 2020 4 MIN READ

Victorian schools will start holidays on Mar 24, until Apr 14 NSW is advising parents to keep children at home, but is keeping schools open for essential workers  Venues such as clubs, pubs, cinemas, gyms and places of worship will close from noon today Restaurants and cafes can serve takeaway only Western Australia, South Australia… Read more »

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Churches, restaurants, gyms, cinemas, pubs, clubs and casinos close under tough new social distancing laws

- March 22, 2020 3 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 »

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NSW and Victoria are shutting down ‘non-essential services’ as other states shut borders

- March 22, 2020 5 MIN READ

NSW and Victoria will shut non-essential businesses in the next 48 hrs Supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies and home delivery are among services that will stay open Victorian schools will start holidays from March 24. NSW schools have begun to cancel classes on Monday Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory will close their borders… Read more »

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Australian banks are giving small business an $8 billion, six-month reprieve on loan repayments

- March 20, 2020 2 MIN READ

Banks will offer small businesses a six-month deferral on their business loan repayments as part of the finance sectors response to Covid-19. Australian Banking Association CEO Anna Bligh said the move will “deliver up to $8 billion back into the pockets of small businesses” across more than $100 billion worth of business loans Bligh said all… Read more »

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CORONAVIRUS LATEST: ‘Do Not Travel Abroad’ – Australia bans international travel, gatherings of more than 100 people

- March 18, 2020 6 MIN READ

Hello, it’s March 18. We’re publishing this daily update to keep the startup/tech community informed about the global coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at the image above. The red is where the government says you shouldn’t head. We’ve split our daily update into six sections: Response, Business, Global, Cancellations, Advice and, And also, to help… Read more »

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Australia’s leading tech companies pledge to #StopTheSpread

- March 17, 2020 4 MIN READ

The leaders of some of Australia’s biggest tech companies, including Canva, Atlassian, Livetiles, Safety Culture and Deputy, have released a manifesto on how business should respond to novel coronavirus as the world faces a potentially massive health and economic crisis. Inspired by the “Leading Boldly” campaign, which launched in the US on the weekend and… Read more »