WA sets the hard border back to southern Australia after 18 new COVID-19 cases discovered

WA stops almost all travel from southern Australia, where a growing COVID-19 outbreak forced the governor and opposition leader into isolation. SA recorded 18 new cases on Thursday, its largest single-day figure in more than a year, nine days after SA’s borders were opened to fully vaccinated travelers from Victoria and NSW. The WA government … Read more

WA vaccine rollout: Around 39,000 West Aussie workers could lose their jobs due to refusal to get COVID jab

Close to 40,000 workers could be lost to WA companies because of their refusal to get a jab, with new results describing the multi-billion dollar fallout it could cause the state’s economy. Analysis of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s latest consumer confidence survey showed that 3.7 percent of WA’s workforce – about 55,000 … Read more

Mark McGowan unveils $ 185 million ‘reconnect WA’ plan to reopen border at CEDA event in Crown Perth – The West Australian

Mark McGowan unveils $ 185 million ‘reconnect WA’ plan to reopen border at CEDA event in Crown PerthThe Western Australian The WA government will spend $ 185 million to lure students, tourists and workers back when borders openABC News Why the next eight weeks will be crucial to WA’s COVID reopening plansWA today Tourism, students … Read more

Mark McGowan: Car accident drama near Premier’s home purely ‘random’

Police have confirmed that the crash outside Mark McGowan’s house late Tuesday night was not a threat to his safety and purely “accidental”. Police were called to Rockingham around noon. 20.10 after reports of a woman crashing into a pole near the prime minister’s home where his family was safely inside. The woman caused minor … Read more

WA police close door for unvaccinated officers as COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced

49 unvaccinated police officers will be barred from accessing WA police facilities today as the state’s COVID-19 mandate takes effect. Key points: Unvaccinated police officers will be barred from work today They will still be paid as investigations into their justification take place The first major deadline under the WA COVID-19 vaccine mandate was enforced … Read more

Angry workers protest WA vaccine mandates at Parliament House – The West Australian

Angry workers protest against WA vaccine mandates at Parliament HouseThe Western Australian Coronavirus crisis: Angry workers flood state parliament to blow up vaccine mandatePerthNu Melbourne ‘freedom’ protesters test positive for COVID-19, one at the hospitalAging Councilors take part in Melbourne anti-wax ‘freedom’ protests, including Geelong’s Belinda Moloney and Surf Coasts’ Paul BarkerGeelong Advertiser Protesters hospitalized … Read more

Coronavirus crisis: Angry workers flood state parliament to blow up vaccine mandate

Angry workers have flooded the parliament building to turn up against the state government’s vaccine mandate. The “no jab, no job” policy covers a comprehensive list of occupations, including police, FIFO workers and community care workers. Incompatible individuals risk fines of up to $ 20,000, while the penalty for companies is fivefold. More than 1,000 … Read more

Reviving Urban Economies by Returning to the Office: The Case of the Nation’s Capital

Returning to the office is a key to overcoming the pandemic. This is especially the case in urban areas, where life in the city center – known as central business districts (CBDs) – are cultural and economic hubs. There are three “losers” of hybrid work: public transportation, food service, and CBDs. These represent the backbone … Read more