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…