Western Australia COVID-19 Testing Criteria Expanded

Western Australia COVID-19 Testing Criteria Expanded

29 March 2020

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook COVID-19 Testing Criteria Expanded In Western Australia Victor P Taffa New testing criteria to cater for people in high-risk settings and geographically localised areas Emphasis on protecting vulnerable populations such as aged care and remote communities Expansion of criteria to assist in tracking individual cases and community transmission […]

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Returned Travellers To Face Enforced Quarantine

Returned Travellers To Face Enforced Quarantine

28 March 2020

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews Enforced Quarantine For Returned Travellers To Combat Coronavirus Victor P Taffa Following agreement by the National Cabinet, all travellers returning from overseas to Victoria will be placed in enforced quarantine for a self-isolation period of 14-days to slow the spread of coronavirus. While Victoria has seen some community transmission of this […]

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Chief Minister Announces Additional Measures To Protect The Northern Territory

Chief Minister Announces Additional Measures To Protect The Northern Territory

28 March 2020

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner Statement From The Chief Minister Victor P Taffa Last night and early this morning, my government began working on additional options to further strengthen our protections against the threat of coronavirus. Today the National Cabinet also met to discuss the national response to the coronavirus. Decisions taken by National […]

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Non-Urgent Surgery Wound Back Due To COVID-19

Non-Urgent Surgery Wound Back Due To COVID-19

26 March 2020

Victoria Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos Elective Surgery Wound Back To Prepare For Coronavirus Victor P Taffa Victoria’s public hospitals have today been directed to begin winding back all non-urgent surgery, where it is safe to do so, as preparations escalate for the health system to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. “We need to wind-up […]

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Premier Launches 24 Hour COVID-19 Hotline

Premier Launches 24 Hour COVID-19 Hotline

26 March 2020

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian Government Hires More Staff And Launches 24 Hour COVID-19 Hotline Victor P Taffa New South Wales workers and businesses are now able to access a range of advice and support on non-health related COVID-19 enquiries via the Service NSW contact centre 13 77 88. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the […]

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Temporary Limits For Takeaway Alcohol Due To COVID-19

Temporary Limits For Takeaway Alcohol Due To COVID-19

25 March 2020

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Victor P Taffa Temporary Changes To Takeaway Alcohol Temporary limits for takeaway alcohol to assist with COVID-19 response Ensuring our hospitals are well resourced to manage increased pressure Minimising alcohol-related problems during periods of social distancing Restrictions will be reviewed after two weeks State Government, in consultation with the Western […]

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Updated Directions Provide Clarity To Remote Aboriginal Communities

Updated Directions Provide Clarity To Remote Aboriginal Communities

24 March 2020

Western Australia Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Ben Wyatt Updated Directions Provide Further Clarity To Remote Aboriginal Communities Victor P Taffa Updated Directions provide clarity over who can enter remote Aboriginal communities Access restricted to remote Aboriginal communities Exceptions for delivery of essential services, medical reasons, family or cultural reasons Directions protect the health and wellbeing […]

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COVID Clinic Opened In Armadale

COVID Clinic Opened In Armadale

24 March 2020

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook New COVID Clinics Open To Join Coronavirus Fight Victor P Taffa A new COVID clinic opened at Armadale today to test for and detect cases of coronavirus A further clinic will open tomorrow in Rockingham and then in Midland and Joondalup on Wednesday Clinic staff will conduct tests, […]

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Queensland Restricts Access At Its Border Due To COVID-19

Queensland Restricts Access At Its Border Due To COVID-19

24 March 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Border Control Slows Virus Spread Victor P Taffa For the first time in more than a century, Queensland will restrict access at its border. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said it was essential to slow the spread of coronavirus on the advice of the Chief Health Officer Dr. Young. “Extra-ordinary times call for […]

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Marshall Govt Opens Second Metropolitan COVID-19 Testing Drive Through

Marshall Govt Opens Second Metropolitan COVID-19 Testing Drive Through

24 March 2020

South Australia Premier Steven Marshall Second Metropolitan COVID-19 Testing Drive Through Opens Victor P Taffa South Australian Government has opened a second metropolitan COVID-19 drive-through facility, located at the Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, to further increase the options for South Australians needing to be tested for coronavirus. “South Australia led the nation with the establishment of […]

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McGowan Govt Implements New Travel Restrictions Due To COVID-19

McGowan Govt Implements New Travel Restrictions Due To COVID-19

23 March 2020

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan New Border Controls To Help Protect Western Australia Victor P Taffa New strict measures to come into force from 1.30 pm on Tuesday McGowan Government will implement new restrictions and arrival requirements to travel to Western Australia from other Australian States and Territories in response to COVID-19. “These new border […]

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Elective Surgery Changes Announced Due To COVID-19

Elective Surgery Changes Announced Due To COVID-19

23 March 2020

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook Elective Surgery Scaled Back To Prepare For COVID-19 Victor P Taffa No further bookings will be made for Category 2 and 3 elective surgeries, procedures and dental services at Western Australia hospitals as of March 23 As of March 24, booked Category 3 patients will be cancelled while […]

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New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced By Premier

New COVID-19 Restrictions Announced By Premier

23 March 2020

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian New COVID-19 Restrictions Begin As Schools Move Towards Online Learning Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has taken significant new steps to increase restrictions across the state triggering the next level of enforcement necessary to fight COVID-19. Following the decisions made by National Cabinet, New South Wales Premier […]

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COVID-19 Advice Update On Events Gatherings And Meetings

COVID-19 Advice Update On Events Gatherings And Meetings

22 March 2020

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism Sport and Culture Lauren Moss Update On Events Gatherings And Meetings Victor P Taffa In response to the Federal Government’s COVID-19 advice regarding mass gatherings, the Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture has assessed events run by the Department under the risk assessment tool. The Department is contacting stakeholders to […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Being Developed In Queensland

COVID-19 Vaccine Being Developed In Queensland

22 March 2020

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk State And Federal Govts Fund Development Of COVID-19 Vaccine Victor P Taffa Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced a $17 Million package to fast track a world-leading vaccine for coronavirus developed in Queensland. Premier Palaszczuk said the State and Federal Governments were working together with the Paul Ramsay Foundation to support the […]

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Additional Measures For Indoor Venues Announced By Premier

Additional Measures For Indoor Venues Announced By Premier

21 March 2020

Tasmania Premier Peter Gutwein Additional Measures For Indoor Venues Victor P Taffa Health and wellbeing of Tasmanians is our number one priority as we face the challenges presented to us by COVID-19, Premier Peter Gutwein said. Following today’s meeting of the National Cabinet, we agreed to risk mitigation measures for non-essential indoor gatherings of fewer […]

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Stigma Of Mental Health Continues

Stigma Of Mental Health Continues

21 March 2020

Mental Health Medication Runs Poor Second Victor P Taffa Stigma of mental health continues and is compounded by doctors, nurses and the very mental health system itself. Everyone working in the system leaves best patient healthcare in last place. Mental Health Review Tribunal Just to get discharged from a mental health facility requires a lawyer […]

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Port Pirie Hospital’s New Cool Room Now Completed

Port Pirie Hospital’s New Cool Room Now Completed

12 February 2020

South Australia Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade Upgrade To Services At Port Pirie Hospital Victor P Taffa Construction for the new cool room at Port Pirie Hospital has now been completed, the result of a $2 Million investment from the Marshall Government. Minister for Health and Wellbeing Stephen Wade said the cool room […]

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Launceston W.P. Holman Clinic CT Scanner Now Installed

Launceston W.P. Holman Clinic CT Scanner Now Installed

08 February 2020

Tasmania Minister for Health Sarah Courtney New Cancer Fighting Equipment In Action Victor P Taffa Federal and State Governments are focused on delivering our plan to build a better health system for all Tasmanians. A new state-of-the-art CT scanner at the W.P. Holman Clinic in Launceston has now been installed, representing $1.4 Million of investment […]

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Research Grants For 22 Victorian Cancer Agency Recipients

Research Grants For 22 Victorian Cancer Agency Recipients

06 February 2020

Victoria Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos More Cancer Research To Improve Screening Rates Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is helping Victoria’s best and brightest researchers discover new breakthroughs in cancer prevention, treatment and care with a focus on improving screening rates. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced the 22 recipients from the Victorian Cancer […]

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