Labor’s double dose double backflip blindsides hospitality workers

Gippsland hospitality businesses already stretched and hurting with the Andrews Labor Government’s brutal restrictions have been thrown into chaos with a last-minute announcement that staff will need to be double-vaccinated by Friday 22 October. The Andrews Government’s roadmap and vaccine mandate clearly states authorised workers must have their first vaccination by October 15 – or…

Labor shuts the doors on Victoria’s successful Primary Care Partnerships program

The Andrews Labor Government has announced the intention to abolish Victoria’s Primary Care Partnerships (PCPs) after years of uncertainty that hung over the heads of thousands of Victorians involved in the successful health promotion initiative.   The decision to abolish Victoria’s PCPs from April 2022 comes after funding and service agreements were set to be…

Last-minute hospitality rule change leaves businesses scrambling

Lowan hospitality businesses already stretched and hurting with the Andrews Labor Government’s brutal restrictions have been thrown into chaos with a last-minute announcement that staff will need to be double-vaccinated by Friday. The government’s vaccine mandate for authorised workers states employees must have their first vaccination by October 15 – or be booked to receive…

Low Indigenous vaccination rates risk widening the gap in south-west Victoria

Vaccine hesitancy and testing hesitancy in Victoria’s Indigenous communities’ risks pushing people further into disadvantage under the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to offer more freedoms to people who are fully-vaccinated. Geographic data (SA4) from the Australian Government has revealed serious gaps in Victoria’s vaccine rollout in Indigenous communities, with the Warrnambool and south west region…