Australians 'have really been knocked about' due to sudden coronavirus implications | Sky News Australia

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Lifeline Chairman John Brogden says the support organisation is 'regularly seeing ... around and over 3000 calls a day' during the coronavirus pandemic as the amount of people reaching out for help continues to steadily rise.

Lifeline Chairman John Brogden says the support organisation is 'regularly seeing ... around and over 3000 calls a day' during the coronavirus pandemic as the amount of people reaching out for help continues to steadily rise.

Lifeline Chairman John Brogden says the support organisation is 'regularly seeing ... around and over 3000 calls a day' during the coronavirus pandemic as the amount of people reaching out for help continues to steadily rise. \n\nHe said the organisation used to get about '2500 calls a day,' however 'since the bushfires last year we've seen our calls increase to 2900 calls a day'. \n\n'We've seen our calls get as high as 3200 a day during the coronavirus'. \n\n'That's enormous for us,' he told Sky News host Paul Murray. \n\nMr Brogden said annually, those figures represent the receiving of around 1.1 millions calls a year. \n\nMr Brodgen said 'physical distancing' may be good for our physical health however 'for some people it is really bad for their mental health'. \n\nHe said Australians 'have really been knocked about' physically and mentally by the virus. \n\nImage: Getty \n\nIf you or anyone you know needs help:\nLifeline on 13 11 14\nKids Helpline on 1800 551 800\nMensLine Australia on 1300 789 978\nSuicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467\nBeyond Blue on 1300 224 636\nHeadspace on 1800 650 890\nReachOut at au.reachout.com\nCare Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774

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..The government argues this process will streamline the process of finding contacts who have been exposed to the coronavirus, reducing the time the disease has to spread throughout the community.around and over 3000 calls a day" during the coronavirus pandemic as the amount of people reaching out for help continues to steadily rise.Mr Kenny said the country has “not even gone close to overwhelming our health system” and are way ahead of where the government feared we may be in tacking this deadly virus.He said the organisation used to get about "2500 calls a day," however "since the bushfires last year we've seen our calls increase to 2900 calls a day".However, the government has been increasingly linking the lifting of stringent COVID-19 restrictions to the number of Australians who download the app, with Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeting last week: 'Want to go to the footy? Download the app."We've seen our calls get as high as 3200 a day during the coronavirus"." The federal government has been firm in its desire to see all face-to-face learning resume by June but Victoria has said it wants to take its own path.

"That's enormous for us," he told Sky News host Paul Murray."Australians are being emotionally blackmailed into allowing the government to trace their contacts, which is a massive deal.Image: Getty Favourite.Mr Brogden said annually, those figures represent the receiving of around 1.1 millions calls a year..Mr Brodgen said "physical distancing" may be good for our physical health however "for some people it is really bad for their mental health".He said Australians "have really been knocked about" physically and mentally by the virus."I would actually respect the government more if they bit the bullet and made it mandatory, then at least they would be honest in their intentions."We're going to continue as we have from day one to prioritise the public health of Victorians.

Image: Getty If you or anyone you know needs help: Lifeline on 13 11 14 Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 Headspace on 1800 650 890 ReachOut at au.reachout.com Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774 Favourite.

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Govt 'emotionally blackmailing' Australians to download CovidSafe app | Sky News AustraliaMany Australians have not taken kindly to the government's 'disgusting and demeaning' messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens.\n\nUsing Bluetooth, the app traces prolonged contact of other users within range for 21 days allowing health authorities to quickly contact people who have been in contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.\n\nThe government argues this process will streamline the process of finding contacts who have been exposed to the coronavirus, reducing the time the disease has to spread throughout the community.\n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison has previously suggested the app needs at least 40 per cent community buy-in for it to be effective and has ruled out making the service mandatory.\n\nHowever, the government has been increasingly linking the lifting of stringent COVID-19 restrictions to the number of Australians who download the app, with Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeting last week: 'Want to go to the footy? Download the app.'\n\nMs Cousens told Sky News the government is attempting to 'emotionally blackmail' Australians.\n\n'Australians are being emotionally blackmailed into allowing the government to trace their contacts, which is a massive deal ... on pain on being effective house arrest,' she said.\n\n'I would actually respect the government more if they bit the bullet and made it mandatory, then at least they would be honest in their intentions.'\n\nImage: Getty They have similar app in India and its useful to track corona cases near you. It’s your right to say no. We won’t be blackmailed!

'Suffering Australians' must be allowed to get back to work | Sky News AustraliaNow is the time to “get this country back to work” as every day a business is closed is “another day closer to liquidation,” according to Sky News host Chris Kenny. \n\n“This is a very important week, it’s when we need to see the biggest relaxation in coronavirus social distancing measures”. \n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison has indicated on Friday the National Cabinet will relaxat of some of the country’s strict social distancing measures, largely dependent on the national uptake of the government’s COVIDSafe application. \n\nMr Kenny said the country has “not even gone close to overwhelming our health system” and are way ahead of where the government feared we may be in tacking this deadly virus. \n\n“That means many of the measures should be eased,” he said. \n\n“But National Cabinet meets tomorrow and again on Friday, with promises we will see some relaxation … this must happen, those businesses need help, they need hope”. \n\nImage: Getty Does he have a degree in public health, medicine, or even a science? No? STFU then. If this has shown me anything it’s that consumerism sucks and I won’t be out spending my money. We are not the economy we are people and I don’t exist to make billionaires richer. according to people that know what they're talking about until this virus is under control every day a business is closed is a lot less human beings dying

Education minister accuses Daniel Andrews of 'failure of leadership' on schools | Sky News AustraliaPrime Minister Scott Morrison is being asked whether he supports Education Minister Dan Tehan's statement that the Victorian government is taking a 'sledgehammer' to the state's education system.\n\nIn a sign of escalating tensions over school closures, Mr Tehan said Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews reluctance to reopen schools was a 'failure of leadership'.\n\n'The question to Daniel Andrews, sure, take a sledgehammer to defeating coronavirus, but why are you taking a sledgehammer to the state education system?' Mr Tehan told ABC television.\n\n'We have seen outstanding leadership from (state leaders in WA, NT and South Australia) who have reopened their schools and have a 70 per cent attendance rate.\n\n'This is a failure of leadership from Dan Andrews and it is the most disadvantaged children who are being most affected.'\n\nThe federal government has been firm in its desire to see all face-to-face learning resume by June but Victoria has said it wants to take its own path. \n\nAs it stands, 97 per cent of students in Victoria are completing classes via distance education. \n\nWhen asked, Health Minister Jenny Mikakos called on the Prime Minister to clarify if he supports the education minister. \n\n'We look forward to the Prime Minister coming out today and explaining whether Dan Tehan's comments are the views of his government,' she said. \n\n'We are prioritising public health, we are ensuring that students have the opportunity to continue to learn and to get a great education through our Victorian schools with online learning. \n\n'We're going to continue as we have from day one to prioritise the public health of Victorians.' ScottMorrisonMP DanTehanWannon they are just remodelling it in the communist way that they think works - truly worrying days ScottMorrisonMP DanTehanWannon Has anyone with the covidsafe app tested positive yet? Has it been used? PatsKarvelas auspol political_alert ScottMorrisonMP DanTehanWannon Especially as a Vic school has just had an outbreak of covid19australia and had to be shut down! auspol

NSW bakery opens community market | Sky News AustraliaThe Glenorie Bakery in Sydney is engaging with local producers to keep business going and staff employed, an example of Australians showing how adaptable they can be during the pandemic.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia\n TimgGilbert How many pies did you smash Tim 🤙🤙 TimgGilbert The chap running the show here seems like a smart, nice bloke. I did, however, notice he quickly wiped under his nose with his hand, and also, but not in the same moment, handled an apple with bare hands.

One third of Australian workforce propped up by govt subsidies | Sky News AustraliaMore than one-third of the Australian workforce is currently receiving government wage subsidies, Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says. \n\nTreasurer Josh Frydenberg is set to address the National Press Club on Tuesday, where he will outline the impact the policy has on more than 4.4 million workers. \n\nMr Clennell said the Treasurer will use the address to stress the temporary nature of the program. \n\n“It is expected he will stress that the measure is for six months and six months only,” Mr Clennell said. \n\n'Overall there have been 749,000 applications, of which 40 per cent are from sole traders and 39 per cent are from companies. \n\n'Perhaps surprisingly, 14 per cent of workers covered are from construction, 15 per cent are from professional scientific and technical services and 14 per cent, as you would expect, are from retail and accommodation and food services.”\n\nIt's on top of the 800,000 people who have applied for the JobSeeker payment since the lockdowns were put in place. \n aclennell Winners & Losers {US data} aclennell Incorrect as business owners have paid employees on JobKeeper for 5 weeks out of their own funds. Money that is still yet to be paid to the employers. No subsidy has so far been repaid to employers. Nice try though. aclennell Don't believe mass media statistics.

Spain's COVID-19 death toll passes 25,000 | Sky News AustraliaSpain has reached another grim milestone during the pandemic with the country's coronavirus death toll now above 25,000.\n\nThe Spanish health ministry delivered the news after 276 people died overnight and total positive cases rose above 216,000.\n\nDespite experiencing one of the worst outbreaks in the world, Spanish authorities are gradually easing lockdown restrictions as reports indicate the virus has moved past it's peak. \n\nImage: Associated Press How many really died from chronic illness that they already had 🤔 And yet so many Australians seem to think COVID19 is not something we need worry about and that the lockdown restrictions are just a violation of their rights. OccupyChineseEmbassy, ChinaMustPay ,ChinaMustExplain