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Protecting health workers from coronavirus

I’m very concerned that our health system hasn’t done as much as possible to protect staff. Hospitals in other countries have achieved low or zero rates of infection in staff and we need to learn from them.

Locked down with construction noise.

Imagine being a teacher, working from home, and just as you start talking a jackhammer starts up next door, loud enough to rattle the fillings in your teeth. Or try sleeping while giant pile drivers a few hundred metres away are bashing into the bedrock at 1 am and 3 am and all night until dawn.

Support available to your Local Brunswick Business

I know the next six weeks are going to be tough for local Brunswick businesses, and there’s a lot of information to sift through about the options available to you. My team and I put together a comprehensive list of local, state and federal government opportunities available to you if your business is struggling from the effects of the lockdown.

Help for those impacted by coronavirus

As coronavirus impacts our lives in ways we never imagined finding the right type of help can be daunting. We've put together a detailed list of services available for those impacted. If you're struggling, don't hesitate to reach out. If you're in a position to offer help, this is for you. 

Brunswick West returns to lockdown

Victoria now has more local transmission of coronavirus, than we had in March/April, when most cases were in travellers or their household contacts.

Sydney Road Survey Results Released

After almost a 12 month wait, and a clear attempt to bury them, the findings of the VicRoads survey on Sydney Rd have finally surfaced, thanks to a freedom of information request.

Cities around the world adapting to COVID-19

Cities around the world are adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic by creating more space for people and bikes and the Andrews State Government and the City of Moreland must do the same.

Covid Elimination? What then?

Queues of people unable to afford food, stretched for hundreds of metres in Melbourne on Easter Sunday. And I’m getting emails from people who are behind on the rent and worried they're at risk of homelessness. State and federal governments, following health advice, have triggered a serious economic depression. The government decisions that caused this have wide support, but the toughest decisions lie ahead. And these decisions should be made publicly, not behind closed doors.

Spreading some hope from isolation

It’s a really weird and difficult time. But it’s in times like these that we often see some of the best aspects of humanity shine through.

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