Joanne Kummrow ordered release of health advice

Secret briefings used to justify imposing February lockdown in Victoria must be released in the public interest, the privacy watchdog, the Office of  Victorian Information Commissioner (OVIC) has ruled. In a decision of volcanic proportions, Joanne Kummrow of the Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner has ordered the release of moreRead More →

reopening of Victorian schools Covid classroom

Today is the start of Term 4 in Victoria. Schools have reopened after break and not all school children in Victoria are allowed back from today. Here is how children will be allowed back in a staggered way to recommence face-to-face learning after the reopening of Victorian schools: Children goingRead More →

People with Disabilities

by Bill Shorten, Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, Shadow Minister for Government Services  In August 2020, one of Melbourne’s luxe bayside suburbs, Albert Park, was the site of a terrible and sad tale. In the middle of the city’s second hard lockdown, the residents of a privateRead More →

National Cabinet Meeting 17 Sept 2021

Canberra, 17 September: National Cabinet met today to discuss Australia’s COVID-19 response, recent outbreaks of COVID-19 and the Australian COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy. National Cabinet continues to work together to address issues and find solutions for the health and economic consequences of COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic there haveRead More →