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Federal Labor: Buy Australian Plan


On 9 October 2021, Federal Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese addressed the NSW State Labor Conference and announced Labor’s new ‘Buy Australian Plan’. This 10-point plan includes a new ‘Future Made in Australia’ office within the Department of Finance, to better align government procurement towards Australian businesses. The policy is in addition to other recent policy… Continue reading Federal Labor: Buy Australian Plan

ACT 2021-22 Budget


On 6 October 2021, Chief Minister and Treasurer Andrew Barr delivered the 2021-2022 ACT Budget. This is the tenth budget handed down by Mr Barr. The budget was originally scheduled for release on August 31 2021, however this was postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Restrictions in the ACT are expected to lift by October… Continue reading ACT 2021-22 Budget

Victorian Government COVID-19 Response: Mandatory Vaccinations for Authorised Workers


On Friday, 1 October 2021 Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, Transport Infrastructure Minister Jacinta Allan and Treasurer Tim Pallas announced     all authorised workers in Melbourne and regional Victoria will require their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday, 15 October in order to continue working onsite. They will need to be fully vaccinated by 26 November. The… Continue reading Victorian Government COVID-19 Response: Mandatory Vaccinations for Authorised Workers

ACT COVID-19 Roadmap


Update: Easing Restrictions – October 18 2021 On 18 October, the ACT has reached the milestone of having more than 80% of its population aged 12+. Accordingly, the following restrictions will now be eased: From 11.59pm on Thursday 21 October: Non-essential retail will be able to open under the 1/4sqm rule From 29 October: Food… Continue reading ACT COVID-19 Roadmap

Victorian Government COVID-19 Roadmap


On Sunday, 19 September 2021 Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Health Minister Martin Foley and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton announced  Victoria’s Roadmap to lifting lockdown restrictions. The roadmap outlines a staggered easing of restrictions in line with increasing vaccination rates, with the lockdown anticipated to end in late October. Only fully vaccinated Victorian’s will be able… Continue reading Victorian Government COVID-19 Roadmap

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