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The SAS Group will provide daily updates on the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, including updates on Government and Department of Health announcements, travel and flight bans, and general media.

In Queensland, the Government has waived land rent for six months for farmers, tourism and clubs to protect the States businesses and jobs. The New South Wales Government today announced three key changes to the state’s COVID-19 restrictions which will be in place next month.

The Government of South Australia today announced funding for community organisations who provide services to vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians in response to COVID-19.

In Victoria, international students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of the Government’s emergency support package.


29 April 2020

MEDIA STATEMENT: State waives $33.8M in land rent for farmers, tourism and clubs
Queensland Government

More than 6000 farmers, businesses, tourism operators, and community and sports clubs, won’t have to pay state land rent for six months under a series of measures to protect Queensland businesses and jobs. 

Natural Resources Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said he had obtained the approval of his Excellency the Governor Paul de Jersey to waive more than $33.8 million in State land rent for 1 April to 30 September to help support business during the emergency.

More information here.


MEDIA STATEMENT: Update on COVID-19 restrictions
New South Wales Government

The NSW Government has announced an update on COVID-19 restrictions and how our schools and retail outlets will look for the month of May.

There will be three key changes that will take effect across NSW next month:

  • From Friday, 1 May up to two adults and their dependent children will be allowed to visit another household.
  • We will see a return of face-to-face teaching from 11 May, and then will consider accelerating a full return to school as soon as possible.
  • There have never been restrictions in NSW on what people can and cannot buy, however there may be increased retail activity, with some businesses choosing to re-open. It is important these shops maintain social distancing and hygiene requirements.

More information here.


MEDIA STATEMENT: New, COVID-19 support grants of up to $10,000 available
Government of South Australia

Grants of up to $10,000 are now available for community organisations so they can continue to provide services and support to vulnerable South Australians during this unprecedented time – and the Marshall Liberal Government is urging non-for-profits to apply.

A total of $3.35 million has been committed towards COVID-19 Support Grants as part of the Marshall Liberal Government’s strong response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Funding will be prioritised to support organisations who provide services to vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians in response to COVID-19.

More information here.


MEDIA STATEMENT: Emergency support for Victoria’s international students
Victorian Government

International students will receive a relief payment of up to $1,100 as part of a Victorian Government emergency support package that will help tens of thousands of people across our state.

International students are a vital part of our education system, our economy and our community. They give so much to Victoria – not just through the fees they pay, but also through the economic activity they generate for our businesses, and the contribution they make to our vibrant, inclusive society.

More information here.


 

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