‘Australia enters the COVID-19 crisis from a place of economic strength': Cormann | Sky News Australia

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Finance Minister @MathiasCormann says he wants “to see economic restrictions eased' as soon as it is 'safe from a health point of view”.

Finance Minister MathiasCormann says he wants “to see economic restrictions eased' as soon as it is 'safe from a health point of view”.

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he wants “to see economic restrictions eased' as soon as it is 'safe from a health point of view”. \n\nCurrent restrictions in Australia are costing $4 billion each week with one million jobs having been lost over the past five weeks across the country.\n\nMr Cormann said the government had “put measures in place to help the economy operate in a way that is COVID safe”.\n\n“In a business as usual situation it is very important that government doesn’t get in the way of individual enterprise and private sector businesses,' he told Sky News host Paul Murray.\n\nHowever, “we’re dealing with a very specific crisis caused by an external event beyond our control and these are the moments when the government has to step up … to provide a significantly enhanced safety net'. \n\nAccording to Mr Cormann, Australia is going into this crisis “in the strongest most resilient position possible” due to the Coalition government's economic management over the past few years. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia

05/05/2020|6minFinance Minister Mathias Cormann says he wants “to see economic restrictions eased" as soon as it is "safe from a health point of view”. Current restrictions in Australia are costing $4 billion each week with one million jobs having been lost over the past five weeks across the country. Mr Cormann said the government had “put measures in place to help the economy operate in a way that is COVID safe”. “In a business as usual situation it is very important that government doesn’t get in the way of individual enterprise and private sector businesses," he told Sky News host Paul Murray. However, “we’re dealing with a very specific crisis caused by an external event beyond our control and these are the moments when the government has to step up … to provide a significantly enhanced safety net". According to Mr Cormann, Australia is going into this crisis “in the strongest most resilient position possible” due to the Coalition government's economic management over the past few years. Image: News Corp Australia

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MathiasCormann OpenNow MathiasCormann Stop the Spin you Fool the Public knows your game the sooner your out of politics the better the country will be!No plan for Future just bring back a surplus the LNP personal slushfund for re ekection. Waje up! ScottyFromMarketing No plan for nation building projects Disgrace.

MathiasCormann BS MathiasCormann Translation. We want you to die so I can make money MathiasCormann We all do. MathiasCormann I want to see Parliament resume. Not concerned at the Health point of view. Not when you accept PWD, aged or those compromised collateral damage MathiasCormann At what point does the cure cause harm to more people than the virus? It already has... 🤷🏻‍♀️

MathiasCormann I don’t think Mathias is smoking cigars anymore... he’s moved on to marijuana! MathiasCormann Yeah, right now. Before business owners and those who’ve lost jobs, homes and families start necking themselves by the thousands. Screw thos communist BS you’re supposed to be a forward thinking government not idiot wreckers.

Australia pledges $350 million toward global COVID-19 vaccine fund | Sky News AustraliaThe federal government has announced it will contribute $350 million toward COVID-19 vaccine research and development as part of a $12 billion pledge to the cause.\n\nAustralia has joined a number of other countries – including Japan, Italy and Canada – in the move, while the United States has refused to contribute. \n\nImage: Getty I won't take a vaccine!! I hope it wont be mandatory What so they can put more animal tissue in it? To see how much gain of function and more lethal they can make it? We are proud Aus govt but it is peanuts 🥜 - Wipro founder Premji donated 150M and that is a single company.

Victoria records 22 new COVID-19 cases | Sky News AustraliaVictoria has experienced its largest jump in COVID-19 cases in two weeks with 22 people testing positive to the disease from 13,000 tests. \n\nThe figure included 19 cases in workers at an abattoir and brings the state’s total number of cases to 1406. \n\nPremier Daniel Andrews thanked the 13,000 Victorians who came forward for testing on Sunday. \n\nJust under 56,000 tests have been conducted since the state government announced its testing blitz. Leftards want to stay home longer Lock down working well then It’s remarkable what happens when you expend the scope of who your testing... Other states should take note.

COVID-19 could to be lurking within community for 'up to' two years | Sky News AustraliaA leading professor of microbiology has warned Australians are going to have to be on their guard for the foreseeable future since COVID-19 will be lurking within the community for at least 'the next six months to two years.'\n\nInfectious Diseases Physician Professor Peter Collignon told Sky News said the key to keeping COVID-19 manageable is stopping 'droplet transmission.'\n\n'This is mainly spread by droplets, people who have got mild infections, coughing or sneezing, touching their hands and contaminating surfaces,' he said.\n\n'We are going to have to work out how we stop what we stop droplet transmission and that is actually washing our hands, keeping 1.5 metres away from each other as much as possible.\n\n'By doing that we are really decreasing the risk so it is very low.'\n\nAustralia has been extremely successful at flattening the rate of infection, with only 18 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the nation on Sunday the 3rd of May.\n\nThere are now only 878 active cases across Australia.\n\nHe said while there will likely be a second wave of transmission in winter, Professor Collignon said it will likely be a 'ripple instead of a tsunami.'\n\n'It is likely in winter we will see more cases than we see now,' he said.\n\n'We know what we have to do to stop this spreading, and so if we get a second wave, if we keep on doing what we are doing, we can make it a little ripple and not a tsunami.\n\n'While we will have clusters, and we will have some spread, we will be able to keep it under control and not be anything like we are seeing on television.\n\n'We will be much closer to Korea than we will be to New York.'\n\n\n CollignonPeter I reckon everyone is so well aware as there are experts popping up everywhere 24/7 telling us. CollignonPeter bullshit CollignonPeter How long will China be lurking for?

United States and Communist China ‘set to face off’ on COVID-19 investigations | Sky News AustraliaTensions are set to become inflamed between Washington and Beijing which simply denotes communist China must “come clean (and) admit the source of the virus” and allow an independent investigation to take place says Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\nUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has recently produced a scathing assessment of China and its questionable practices in the field of medical research, stating the communist superpower had a history of 'infecting the world' and 'running sub-standard laboratories'.\n\nHe also claimed there was a 'significant amount of evidence' COVID-19 originated from a Chinese lab and not wet markets from Wuhan. \n\n“We need more international pressure on China, and now in the US, the secretary of state has gone a step further than supporting an investigation,” Mr Kenny said. \n\nMr Kenny said China has engaged in “nasty, threatening and over the top reactions to all of this” as calls for an independent investigation into the pandemic continue to amplify. \n\nImage: AP Sky news is repulsive. I really hope you go bankrupt. When start blaming somebody all you are doing is highlighting your own deficiencies. If it was a financial thing thing then we should start suing the US for the GFC. I'm just wonderinghhow would the today's world leaders respond to the pandemic if it happened in Soviet Union under LeonidBrezhnev?

Coronavirus fake news is being fuelled by the top and bottom of society, says Australian expertA crisis communication expert has warned the flood of fake news about COVID-19 is greater than all the fake news he's witnessed before it combined, and has potentially fatal consequences. Well you can't expect to much from idiots The flood of any news from any 'expert' is greater than any news I have ever seen. So many experts. The Climate Change Terrorists have had their day spreading fear, hysteria, & panic. Now it is the turn of the CoronaV Terrorists. Unfortunately many of them are in politics.

COVID-19 NRL updates: RLPA agrees to new NRL pay dealThe RLPlayers has agreed to a pay deal with the NRL and players will return to training on Wednesday. Details - RLPlayers I thought the pay deal was not what they were waiting on... It's all about personal protocol, Health & Safety, and travel restrictions... You know for all those meatheads that can't think for themselves. Guess it was about the pay. RLPlayers Hey NRL! You are about to be the only legit sport being played globally... Ditch Channel 9 and go global (ESPN)! The US market will be desperate for a real sport in 3...2...1... footyindustryAU RLPlayers Tad confused here. NRL has yet to secure financial agreement on 2020 broadcast with Ch9 and Fox, yet pay deal with players done. I appreciate the good faith position, and that players want guarantees before returning to training. But it would have been ideal to know TV $ first.

‘Australia enters the COVID-19 crisis from a place of economic strength': Cormann 05/05/2020 | 6min Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he wants “to see economic restrictions eased" as soon as it is "safe from a health point of view”.Australia pledges $350 million toward global COVID-19 vaccine fund 05/05/2020 | 1min The federal government has announced it will contribute $350 million toward COVID-19 vaccine research and development as part of a $12 billion pledge to the cause.Victoria records 22 new COVID-19 cases 04/05/2020 | 7min Victoria has experienced its largest jump in COVID-19 cases in two weeks with 22 people testing positive to the disease from 13,000 tests.COVID-19 could to be lurking within community for 'up to' two years 04/05/2020 | 10min A leading professor of microbiology has warned Australians are going to have to be on their guard for the foreseeable future since COVID-19 will be lurking within the community for at least "the next six months to two years.

Current restrictions in Australia are costing $4 billion each week with one million jobs having been lost over the past five weeks across the country. Mr Cormann said the government had “put measures in place to help the economy operate in a way that is COVID safe”. Image: Getty Favourite. “In a business as usual situation it is very important that government doesn’t get in the way of individual enterprise and private sector businesses," he told Sky News host Paul Murray. Just under 56,000 tests have been conducted since the state government announced its testing blitz. However, “we’re dealing with a very specific crisis caused by an external event beyond our control and these are the moments when the government has to step up … to provide a significantly enhanced safety net". According to Mr Cormann, Australia is going into this crisis “in the strongest most resilient position possible” due to the Coalition government's economic management over the past few years. "By doing that we are really decreasing the risk so it is very low.

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