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Covid-19 economic fallout affects small businesses in Australia

This year will long go down in history  as the Covid-19 or Coronavirus  year. There are few guesses what will be Newsmaker of the Year. Beginning in China, the response …

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Covid-19 preparations force cut-backs on non-urgent surgery in Victoria hospitals – Mikakos

On Wednesday all of Victoria’s public hospitals were to wind back all non-urgent surgery as part of the preparations to cope with Covid-19 pandemic. A statement from Jenny Mikakos, Victoria’s …

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Hairdressers and barbers taking coronavirus regulations into their own hands

As of March 25 the government banned businesses such as nail salons and beauty parlours from operating. Hairdressing salons and barber shops however are given the green light to continue …

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NSW supermarkets and pharmacies to remain open 24 hours a day

NSW supermarkets and pharmacies have been given the green light to trade 24 hours a day for the near future. The round-the-clock trading will ensure people have food and medical …

Pharmacies ride the Covid-19 storm with shore far from sight

For the more than two weeks the tempo at a local pharmacy in Northcote has been relentless and the story is to be multiplied by all pharmacies. Thanks to the …

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More Australians will be tested for coronavirus

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison met with state and territory premiers and chief ministers on 25 March in a national cabinet to discuss enhanced health measures to support efforts to …

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PM Scott Morrison remembers and applauds the Greek contribution

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said in his message to Greek-Australian communities that while this years celebrations of Greek independence on 25 March were affected by the Covid-19 outbreak response, …

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FECCA asks Federal Government to support visa holders during COVID-19 pandemic

Lock down measures are putting visa holders under more strain and uncertainty. The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison calling for the Federal …

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Eight flags over Federation Square mark a muted Greek National Day

Eight Greek flags lent colour to a drab Federation Square on gray day in Melbourne marking 25 March, Greece’s National Day. It was a against the odds that there would …

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Australia’s PM Scott Morrison cancels elective surgery, launches Covid-19 commission as “bridge to the other side”

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed the nation on Wednesday to give an update on the coronavirus situation following last night’s announcement of tighter measures. These included travel bans, crowd …