Editor’s note: Like the news, we are focused on the impacts of tough new measures to limit the second wave outbreak of COVID-19. We are particularly focused on how we can support our Victorian members. On Friday I sought assurances at the Government’s weekly industry supply chain impact roundtable about essential services deeming in Victoria. In the first wave, the BCCM advocated for essential services to include health and aged care, financial services, hygiene and cleaning, and health food retail, motoring and agriculture. Our thoughts are with Victoria today – Melina.

NEWS

Melbourne stage 4 restrictions and coronavirus lockdown rules explained
The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced tough new restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne, including an overnight curfew.

Victorian lockdown a hammer blow to the Australian economy
Federal Treasury forecasts released less than a fortnight ago are now invalidated.

All Victorian students to return to remote learning, Melbourne childcare centres to close

NSW Premier issues ‘strong recommendation’ for masks, including for public transport, shopping

RESOURCES

The Australian Made Campaign: adopting ‘buy Australian first’ procurement policies
The aim is to help fast-track the country’s resurgence as it plans its recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Employees who trust their bosses have more energy, less stress, and fewer sick days
Here are four ways to establish trust with your workers.

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