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Archives for March 2020

Sunday update: Virus cases up by 84 in 24 hours

Victorian Chief Health Officer, Prof. Brett Sutton, says that Coronavirus cases across the state have increased by 84 in the past 24 hours. The Department of Health issued this statement on Sunday afternoon (Mar. 29): “The total number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Victoria is 769 – an increase of 84 from yesterday. “Victoria has

ATO helps with early access to Super

The Australian Taxation Office has updated its website with essential information about tax and superannuation changes that have now become law following the passage of the Government’s Economic Support Package through the Parliament. The site is www.ato.gov.au/coronavirus Commissioner of Taxation Chris Jordan acknowledged that many people are being heavily affected by the challenging economic conditions

Online issues continue, print editions suspended

A statewide shutdown of non-essential services has just been announced, and takes place from 12 Noon today (Monday, March 23). This has immediate effect for the print and distribution of The Local Paper and Melbourne Observer newspapers. We will be continuing the weekly publication of our newspapers. We recognise that we have a civic responsibility

‘Social distancing’ is nothing new

The 1918 influenza pandemic was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic. The Spanish flu infected 500 million people around the world, or about 27 per cent of the world population of between 1.8 and 1.9 billion. The death toll is estimated to have been anywhere from 17 million to 50 million, and possibly as high as

Pressing on … for now

A State of Emergency came into effect on Monday (Mar. 16). across Victoria following the Coronavirus outbreak. There is an unprecedented amount of event cancellations throughout this region, and across the State. Your Local Paper and Melbourne Observer come to you again this week in print and online, with an expanded coverage of the latest