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9 April, 2020
$130 billion JobKeeper​ Payment Passes Parliament

Last night marked the passing of the $130 billion JobKeeper wage subsidy package through the Australian Parliament.

This has given us the green light we need to continue laying the foundations for a stronger economic recovery once the COVID – 19 situation passes by keeping Australians in work and businesses in business.

Please visit this link to find out what this means for you as a business or as an employee: treasury.gov.au/coronavirus/jobkeeper

Remember, everyone’s situation is different, so if you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177. For record keeping purposes, only queries sent to my email will be answered. Questions via social media won’t be answered.

You can stay updated by signing up for my newsletter here https://www.terryyoung.com.au/ or by following this page.

#staystrong #staysafe #staypositive #fixingitsoyougetago

April 8, 2020
My Interview with 101.5FM

I updated the people of Longman on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation on 101.5FM – Moreton Bays Own Radio Station.

I also spoke about the current protocols in place and urged people to stay home and stay away from Bribie Island, unless it’s for essential purposes.

You can listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below.

Remember, for factual and fast information, the Australian Government’s website – www.australia.gov.au – should be your first source for information on the coronavirus (COVID-19). For health information head to www.health.gov.au and for financial matters go to – www.treasury.gov.au.

Coronavirus Australia App:
You can download the Coronavirus app from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Please click on this link for more information: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/coronavirus-australia-app

WhatsApp:
Or you can join our WhatsApp community. Simply visit www.aus.gov.au/whatsapp to learn more. You can download the app onto your computer and your phone.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177. For record keeping purposes, only queries sent to my email will be answered. Questions via social media won’t be answered.

April 7, 2020
🌎 World Health Day 🌎

Our healthcare workers play a vital role in our community and I am grateful to each and every health professional in the community of Longman and across Australia.

Currently, nurses and other health workers are at the frontlines of the coronavirus (COVID-19) response, putting their own health at risk to protect the broader community.

Thank you for all the lives you have saved and the lives you will save. Thank you for the high-quality healthcare that you provide on a daily basis. Thank you for the kindness and care you show to your patients.

Your efforts, achievements and vital role in keeping the world healthy are recognised and celebrated.

April 6, 2020
Economic Support Payment

My office is working hard to assist #Longman residents who are reaching out to us for help or advice during these challenging times.

One of the many questions we are getting is when the $750 Economic Support Payment will be reaching people’s bank accounts.

This economic stimulus payment is being automatically rolled out from March 31, with most people due to get it by the 20th April 2020. Remember you must be eligible for this one-off payment.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177. 

You can also sign up for my newsletter for any updates at https://www.terryyoung.com.au/ or keep an eye on this page.

April 5, 2020
Social distancing is working!

It’s important to listen and act on health advice, and we need every Australian to play their part in helping to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and save lives.

You can help by:

 Staying at home and only going out if it’s for essential purposes.
 Practising good hygiene, such as washing your hands often with soap and water and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
 Keeping 1.5 metres away from others, where possible.

Learn more about social distancing at https://www.australia.gov.au

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177. 

April 4, 2020
Keeping Australian Kids Safe Online

With more and more Australians and their families staying home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s important to help them and their children to keep safe online.

You can keep up to date with the latest online safety tips here: esafety.gov.au/covid-19

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177

 April 3, 2020
Message from Prime Minister Scott Morrison

A message from Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) about supporting you and your family through the coronavirus (COVID-19). Please view the video here

Please remember:

✅ Social gatherings outdoors have now been restricted to two people, with the exception of families.
✅ On the basis of health advice, it is recommended that people over the age of 70 stay-at-home and limit contact with others as much as possible.
✅ Stay home as much as possible, with the exceptions being grocery shopping, going to medical appointments, exercising and work, if working from home is not possible.

Stay informed and keep checking the below links for updates:

Coronavirus updates: https://www.australia.gov.au
Health information: https://www.health.gov.au
Financial information: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

#staystrong #staysafe #staypositive #fixingitsoyougetago

April 2, 2020
Morrison Government Launches Jobs Hub

The Morrison Government’s new Jobs Hub website has been launched today!

We know how important it is to keep as many of our hard-working Australians in work as possible, so the Morrison Government is doing everything it can to keep Australians connected to the workforce during this time.

An up to date list of a selection of businesses and organisations that are currently hiring, and how to contact them, can be found at: www.dese.gov.au/covid-19/jobs-hub.

Employers who are hiring and want support to connect with potential candidates can also contact the Department of Education, Skills and Employment at [email protected]

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

April 1, 2020
Helping Longman Businesses

In order to help our small businesses in Longman, myself and State Member for Pumicestone Simone Wilson MP have paid for two pages in The Local Island and Surrounds so that our local businesses can advertise and update the community in the paper for FREE.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 31, 2020
Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) with 101.5FM – Moreton Bay’s Own Radio Station

I was back on the airwaves today with the team from 101.5FM – Moreton Bays Own Radio Station to give the people of Longman an update on where we are at with the coronavirus (COVID-19).

You can listen to the full podcast at the link here.

Don’t forget as well as checking https://www.health.gov.au/ for health information and https://treasury.gov.au/ for financial advice, you can also access factual and fast information straight from your phone or your desktop.

Take a look at https://www.australia.gov.au/ for more information on how to install the Australian Government’s Coronavirus Australia app and the Whatsapp chatbot. The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 30, 2020
The Morrison Government Unveils JobKeeper Payment

The Morrison Government is working tirelessly to keep our hardworking Aussies in jobs with a $130 billion JobKeeper payment announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison today.

A wage subsidy will be provided to around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax.

The payment will be open to eligible businesses that receive a significant financial hit caused by the coronavirus.

View more details about this payment here: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus

View the Prime Minister’s update here: https://www.facebook.com/scottmorrison4cook/videos/220847725664614/?vh=e&d=n

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 29, 2020
Further Morrison Government Measures Against COVID-19

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has just announced further protocols to support Australians through the coronavirus (COVID-19).

 Social gatherings outdoors have now been restricted to two people, with the exception of families.
 On the basis of health advice, it is recommended that people over the age of 70 stay-at-home and limit contact with others as much as possible.
 Stay home as much as possible, with the exceptions being grocery shopping, going to medical appointments, exercising and work, if working from home is not possible.
 All playgrounds, skateparks and outside gyms will be closed from tomorrow.

Social distancing is working! This is clear from the 25-30 per cent to 13-15 per cent drop in the increase of coronavirus cases in Australia!

To find out more please visit: https://www.australia.gov.au or for health information visit: https://www.health.gov.au.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 28, 2020
Supporting Australians Through Coronavirus

I am fighting for you Longman. The Morrison Government is fighting for each and every Australian.

We are focused on getting through this coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, supporting you every step of the way and saving lives and livelihoods.

That’s why Prime Minister Scott Morrison this morning announced a $1.1 billion package to boost mental health services, domestic violence support, Medicare assistance for people at home and emergency food relief.

For more information on this package visit: https://www.pm.gov.au/…/11-billion-support-more-mental-heal….

For health information please visit: https://www.health.gov.au.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 27, 2020
Staying Informed With The Australian Government

I’m encouraging all Longman residents, as well as every Australian, to download the Coronavirus Australia App and join the WhatsApp channel by going to www.aus.gov.au/whatsapp for important and factual information on the coronavirus. This can be done on your mobile device or computer.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 28, 2020
The Importance of Government Protocols With 101.5FM

I spoke to the team at 101.5FM – Moreton Bays Own Radio Station about the importance of following the protocols the Federal Government has put in place and making sure Longman residents are informed when it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177. 

For health information please visit: https://www.health.gov.au or to find out more about the economic stimulus package please visit this link: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus.

March 27, 2020
Pathway Ahead Clear

The pathway ahead was clear from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s speech this afternoon. Every Australian has their own part to play when it comes to protecting lives and livelihoods. We must continue to work together.

The Prime Minister has also announced the following protocols:

✅ From midnight tomorrow night, anyone who arrives in Australia will be immediately quarantined for two weeks in hotels and other similar accommodation buildings. If they are transiting to another state, they can’t for 2 weeks.

✅ The Australian Defence Force will assist State and Territory Police in this, and will be making visits to those who have already declared they are self-isolating at home to ensure they are doing so.

See the full video here.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 26, 2020
My Message To The People of Longman

I know that life has changed for the people of Longman over the past few weeks, just as it has changed for every Australian across our great nation.

But I just wanted to provide you all with a quick update about my visit to Parliament in Canberra on Monday night to pass the economic stimulus package and what the Morrison Government is doing to help Australians through this coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

View my video here.

So, if you have any questions please email me at [email protected]ov.au or call the office on 5432 3177. 

For health information please visit: https://www.health.gov.au or to find out more about the economic stimulus package please visit this link: https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus.

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March 25, 2020
Staying Informed With Australian Government Apps

Have you received this text from the Australian Government?

Please read and act.

Starting today, every Australian mobile phone will be sent a text message from the Australian Government with important steps each person can take to protect their own health, the health of their families and the health of the whole community from the coronavirus (COVID-19).

We need every Australian to do their bit to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and protect lives.

 Be at least 1.5 metres away from everyone and don’t gather with others.
 If you’re sick, stay at home.
 Wash your hands and do it often.
 Cough or sneeze into your elbow and not your hands.
 Don’t touch your face at all, even if it itches.
 And if you’ve returned from overseas or in isolation you must adhere to the rules.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177. 

March 24, 2020
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month!

March is endometriosis awareness month and today I wore my lapel to support Endometriosis Australia.

This charity endeavours to increase recognition of endometriosis, provides education programs and helps to fund research for the condition.

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, it’s easy to forget that there are other people suffering in our communities in different ways.

10% of women suffer with endometriosis at some point in their life. Endomtriosis is a common disease in which the tissue that is similiar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body.

The Morrison Government has committed funding to support endometriosis awareness and education programs, clinical management and care, and research.

On 26th July 2018, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt launched the National Action Plan for Endometriosis, which outlines a new approach to improving awareness and understanding of endometriosis, speeding up diagnosis and developing better diagnostic and treatment options.

At the launch, Minister Hunt announced a further $1.2 million to help implement the recommendations of the Action Plan, bringing total investment to $4.7 million.

Watch my video here and please visit Endometriosis Australia here for more information: https://www.endometriosisaustralia.org/

March 23, 2020
Passing the Morrison Government’s Stimulus Package

It was a long night in Canberra, but we passed the Morrison Government’s economic stimulus package through Parliament last night.

Now to return to the community of Longman so that I can continue to fight for each and every one of you.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

You can also sign up for my newsletter for any updates at https://www.terryyoung.com.au or keep an eye on my Facebook page.

March 24, 2020 
Managing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Anxiety

A great Facebook post from Prime Minister Scott Morrison with some tips on how you can try and manage any anxiety you may have in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 23, 2020
Pink Ribbon Charity Golf Day

Today I’m in Parliament House in Canberra in order to pass through the house the two economic stimulus packages announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, so that people can carry on with their lives.

But on Friday, I was wearing pink for a good cause. It was great to head to the Woorim Golf Course for the Pink Ribbon Golf Charity Day and tee off to help raise funds to support those affected by breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Day will be held in October this year and aims to help Cancer Council improve the quality of life for those affected by women’s cancers, along with research into potential new treatments and prevention measures.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 23, 2020
Important Information About The Coronavirus

Important information for parents about the coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Australian Government’s
Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy. Watch the full video here.

For the latest health information go to https://www.health.gov.au. You can also sign up for my newsletter for any updates at https://www.terryyoung.com.au or keep an eye on this page.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177.

March 22, 2020
I’m Fighting For You Longman

I have your back Longman. The Morrison Government has your back.

That’s why I am proud to see Prime Minister Scott Morrison (ScoMo) today announce the government’s second stimulus package to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus.

A total of $189 billion is being injected into the economy by all arms of Government in order to keep Australians in work and businesses in business.

For further information on the package please visit this link https://treasury.gov.au/coronavirus or for health information go to https://www.health.gov.au.

You can also sign up for my newsletter for any updates at https://www.terryyoung.com.au or keep an eye on this page.

If you have any questions please email me at [email protected] or call the office on 5432 3177. For record keeping purposes, only queries sent to my email will be answered. Questions via social media won’t be answered.

Thank you for your cooperation.

#staystrong #staysafe #staypositive #fixingitsoyougetago