Latest News & Updates

Government appoints Agriculture Coordination Officers to COVID-19 response (17 April)
A team of Agriculture Coordination Officers will support producers, the agriculture industry and local governments to manage COVID-19 thanks to the Queensland Government.
The jobs in demand right now (2 April)
The Department of Education, Skills and Employment has analysed real time hiring activity from online job advertisements (sourced from Burning Glass Technologies) and job placements data (from jobactive). The data show strong growth in health and personal service jobs, particularly for Physicians, Registered Nurses and Nursing Support Workers, with 900 more hospital jobs in March compared to February. There has also been growth in logistics jobs (Truck Drivers, Storepersons, Shelf Fillers) and some retail jobs (Pharmacy Sales Assistants, Checkout Operators and Commercial Cleaners).
Student free days for Queensland state schools (26 March)
Queensland schools will go student-free from March 30, as the state’s education system continues to work to limit the spread of coronavirus. Schools will remain open until the end of term on April 3, to allow for the children of essential workers to remain at school and for teachers to prepare to move to remote learning from home.
MBRC stimulus package announcement (26 March)
Moreton Bay Regional Council has approved a $15 million stimulus package to assist residents, community groups, community clubs and businesses experiencing financial distress.
Ban on Australians travelling overseas (24 March)
A ban on Australian citizens travelling overseas will come into force at midday Wednesday 25 March.
Restrictions on non-essential services (24 March)
Full list of current restrictions regarding social distancing and businesses affected.
Palaszczuk Government unveils $4 billion package to support health, jobs, households and Queensland businesses (24 March)
For small and medium businesses and large businesses specifically impacted by COVID-19, we will refund two months’ worth of payroll tax...
Queensland Border Closed (24 March)
For the first time in more than a century, Queensland will restrict access at its border.

Important Local Updates & Information

MBRC facilities closures (20 March)
Closures will affect the following council assets: Strathpine Administration Centre - Open. Caboolture Administration Centre - Open. Redcliffe Administration Centre (In Redcliffe library) - Closed. Libraries - Closed for two weeks from Monday 23 March Redcliffe Entertainment Centre - Closed, tickets are being refunded. Morayfield Sport and Events Centre - Closed. The Hub Business Centre - Closed. Galleries and Museums - Closed. Environment Centres - Closed. Council Caravan Parks in Donnybrook, Toorbul, Beachmere and Clontarf (Bells) - Closed. Queensland State Equestrian Centre - Closed except for small, outdoor events. Aquatic Facilities and Swimming Pools - Closed from COB Tuesday 24 March. Petrie Depot Nursery - Closed from COB Friday 27 March.
Information for early childhood education and care providers and services (3 April)
This information sheet consolidates previous information and provides an updated overview of the support mechanisms in place to assist the early childhood education and care sector manage the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on its businesses. From 6 April 2020 the Government will provide the Early Childhood Education and Care Relief Package payments in lieu of Child Care Subsidy (CCS) and Additional Child Care Subsidy (ACCS).

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