Category Archives: COVID-19

Building Works: More Jobs For Victorians

Building Works: More Jobs For Victorians

18th May 2020 The Victorian Government will get shovels in the ground and thousands of people back to work, building the projects that matter to Victoria – and creating the jobs that matter to Victorians. As we face the biggest economic challenge in generations, and as industry and business find new and innovative ways to […]

Statement From The Premier – May 17 2020

Earlier this week, we made a number of announcements on easing restrictions in Victoria. These decisions were informed by data – including the biggest testing blitz in the nation and one of the highest testing rates in the world. At the same time, we asked Victorians to use common sense when it came to deciding […]

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Getting our kids back in the classroom – Premier of Victoria, Dan Andrews.

Victorian government school students will begin a phased return to classrooms before the end of May, following advice from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer that it is safe for the community to do so. Since the beginning of Term 2, most children in Victoria have been learning remotely, limiting the number of people moving around our […]

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A statement from the Premier of Victoria, Dan Andrews – an update on COVID-19

Over the past two weeks, we’ve tested more than 160,000 Victorians for coronavirus. I want to thank each and every one of them for playing their part in protecting our state. The job isn’t done yet – and that size and scale of testing will continue to be a big part of our response in […]

COVID-19 advice for people with a disability and our Active tenants

Why people with disability are at risk Some people with disability have higher rates of health issues including chronic conditions and weakened immune system. Many people with disability rely on support and assistance from family members, carers and support workers. The Australian Government have put together information about how to protect yourself, where you can […]

Central Victoria’s Centre for Non-Violence says ‘You are not alone’

4th May 2020 Central Victoria’s specialist domestic and family violence response service, Centre for Non-Violence, is concerned by a drop in the number of calls to support services since the outbreak of Covid-19. CNV chief executive officer Margaret Augerinos says it is always difficult to know the true number of domestic violence victims, but the […]

Renting during the COVID-19 crisis – your questions answered

FAQs – for renters during the COVID-19 crisis   What is the rental moratorium? From March until the end of September there is a statewide ban on evictions. And there will be no rent increases until after October 15, this includes social housing rental properties owned and managed by us. What should I do if […]

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Why the focus of stimulus plans has to be construction that puts social housing first

Australia has done better with COVID-19 than anyone dared hope. This opens up the prospect of a progressive relaxation of restrictions later this year. Organisations that could participate in an economic stimulus program will need to be in a position then to deliver “shovel-ready” projects to help revive the economy. Click here to read the full article […]