Stay At Home This Easter: All Australians are asked to observe the health directives and stay at home this Easter. The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said getting away at Easter needed to be put on hold this year because the risk of spreading COVID-19 to remote and regional Australia is too great. “Our regions don’t have the medical resources that people enjoy in metropolitan Australia. This is the time when we can all do our bit to look after our fellow Australians, our communities and our families.”
Streaming Antenatal Services: An innovative model will enable women and their partners to access education from the comfort of their own home, while complying with social distancing rules. The classes rotate on a four-week cycle and each week covers a different topic: pregnancy; labour and birth; breastfeeding; and early days of being a parent. Classes will run Wednesday nights from 6pm starting on 8th April to 26th August. All women need is to have access to a phone or computer. To book in for the free interactive classes contact Lucy Sissian on 6809 8607.
Lower Prices At The Bowser: While world oil prices fell to just over $20 per barrel, every motorist in regional Australia deserves price relief during the pandemic. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack said regional, rural and remote Australians must receive the benefits of lower prices at the bowser. “I am pleased the ACCC has said fuel prices above 130 cents per litre are inappropriate and they are closely monitoring the situation. The Federal Government will continue to watch the actions of fuel retailers in regional areas very closely and we encourage the community to name and shame retailers doing the wrong thing.” He said motorists should follow pricing apps and take advice from motoring bodies including the RACQ and NRMA for advice on when and where to fill up most cheaply.
Join COVID-19 Social Media Project: The National Museum of Australia in Canberra has launched a digital initiative to record shared experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Australians who wish to share their experiences, stories, reflections and images from the pandemic are invited to join the Facebook group Bridging the Distance – Sharing Our COVID-19 Pandemic Experiences, and take part in a national conversation around this unprecedented event.