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Morrison and Hunt Announce Vaccine Deal; Call For Improvements to Victorian Tracing and Testing

September 7, 2020 - 16:49 -- Admin

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Health Minister Greg Hunt today announced a $1.7 billion agreement for the supply and production of more than 80 million vaccine doses.

“Australia needs some hope today,” Morrison said when announcing the agreement at a Canberra press conference.

Morrison Government Says Victorian COVID-19 Measures Are Hard And Crushing News

September 7, 2020 - 01:40 -- Admin

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, and senior ministers Josh Frydenberg and Greg Hunt have criticised COVID-19 measures announced today by the Victorian government as “hard and crushing news”.

Whilst generally supportive of measures to rid Victoria of the virus, the three men said that “the proposed roadmap will come at a further economic cost.”

Daniel Andrews Announces Slow Road Out of Lockdown for Victoria

September 6, 2020 - 23:31 -- Admin

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced a “roadmap” out of the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The Stage 4 restrictions introduced a month ago, and scheduled to end next weekend, will be extended for another two weeks. The curfew that came into force a month ago has been extended until the end of October, although it will now apply from 9pm until 5am.

The Great Recession: Economic Data

September 2, 2020 - 16:54 -- Admin

These documents from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Reserve Bank of Australia clearly show the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian economy in a range of areas.

The document was issued with the publication of economic data showing that Australia’s economic growth declined by 7% in the last quarter, officially putting Australia in recession.

Both documents can be enlarged to full screen and may also be downloaded.

The Great Recession: Treasurer Frydenberg’s Reaction To 7% Quarterly Decline In Growth

September 2, 2020 - 14:47 -- Admin

The recession Australia knew it was in was finally confirmed today, with the release of economic growth figures showing a 7% decline in growth over the past quarter, the largest single quarter decline since The Great Depression of the 1930s.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg held a press conference at 1pm today to lay out the economic data and the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian economy.

Watch Frydenberg’s press conference (46m):

Anthony Albanese Address to the National Press Club

August 27, 2020 - 21:50 -- Admin

The Leader of the Opposition, Anthony Albanese, spoke at the National Press Club in Canberra today, attacking the Morrison government over its handling of aged care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Albanese criticised the government over its handling of aged care deaths in Victoria during the coronavirus crisis. He deplored the government’s hostile attitude to superannuation, especially for young people.

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