When will Australians go back to work? Everything you need to know about Scott Morrison's latest press conference

5/05/2020 3:30:00 PM

There's light at the end of the tunnel for Aussie businesses preparing to swing open their doors for the first time since the pandemic begun.

Coronavirus restrictions have saved thousands of lives but with dwindling new cases Scott Morrison is ready to get Australians back to work. 9News

There's light at the end of the tunnel for Aussie businesses preparing to swing open their doors for the first time since the pandemic begun.

In construction, it's 120,000 jobs.Work continues at the Barangaroo construction site in Sydney (photographed on April 2, 2020) despite some sites reporting coronavirus cases.The Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, has said businesses will be given a planning tool-kit to help them navigate complicated work health and safety laws as employees return to work.

"That is something that will be a very important tool for all businesses, large and small," said Minister Porter.(AAP)The PM said that's almost a third of the targeted population – those who own a smartphone – but more downloads would increase the safety of Australians.

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How many lives is an acceptable price to pay so the rich can get richer? Right, I see. Get things back to 'normal'. Let a shit load of elderly die from Corona virus so less pensions to pay. That's your economic policy strategy right ScottMorrisonMP. Evil, just evil. Does that include parliament? An important message from the Prime Minister. 'The conclusions are clear. I can't stress it enough. And my CMO will back me up on this. It's cheaper for you to die, than to maintain our health first shut down policies.. Get used to it! & lets open the pub' Journalists cheer

All well and good to send them to work with hygiene practices in place but what about the people who have to cram onto trains and buses like sardines to get to their workplace? fucktheapp . We don't need it. Can't trust them after Angus Taylor and the rest. So fucktheapp.

Push for Aussies to return to the officeAustralians will be urged to get back to work at the office as the Morrison Government reveals current restrictions are delivering a $4 billion hit to the economy every week., reports samanthamaiden samanthamaiden Get back to work. samanthamaiden Isn’t this the perfect opportunity to re think our economic system? COVID19 backtowork samanthamaiden Go back to work and wait for the 2nd wave 🌊 Australia ! 😂😂

Morrison says open up the economy to recapture one million lost jobsPrime Minister Scott Morrison has set a goal to restore one million jobs by opening up the economy as soon as this Friday, piling pressure on state and territory leaders to ease their coronavirus restrictions. It is interesting to see Morrison’s focus change from health to the economy... showing his true colours I just think Sco Mo is a nob. He's a deer in the headlights. I don't disagree but how he goes about things is like a maniac! It all comes down to money, doesn't it Scomo?

Morrison says open up the economy to recapture one million lost jobsScott Morrison blamed school closures and bans on public gatherings for some of the greatest damage to the economy, saying there was now 'enormous pressure' to relax the controls on social and business life auspol Careful you don't end up with blood on your hands... 1. Doesn’t close borders because economy. 2. People die. 3. Stay at home rules even though population started two weeks before because he’s slow. 4. Go back to work and school and expect it to spread. 5. Parliament House still closed. What a leader. Resign now

Cutting immigration would hurt the economy and communities: MorrisonPrime Minister Scott Morrison has backed migration levels to stay where they are after Labor called for changes to the migration system auspol How the tables have turned One trick pony, the housing pyramid scheme or bust. Come one, come all, join in before the fall. It's bizzaro world! Next Scotty will be backing real renewable targets... ok too far

The main points from Scott Morrison's latest coronavirus update - ABC NewsWhile tough coronavirus restrictions have saved thousands of lives, Scott Morrison says the country is now in a position to start clawing back some of the $4 billion lost every week that restrictions continue. Here are the key takeaways from his press conference. If wanted that he could have closed borders in February....and wouldn't have lost the work. does he not know what happened to Germany? jesus The curve is flattened. Except for the spikes.

Murray Bridge journalist launches online service after ACM suspends newspaper of 86 years - ABC NewsA journalist left out of work after Australian Community Media shut down his regional printing press starts his own online newspaper in an effort to keep the community informed. Who is ACM This closure of ACM is a disgrace. Where is our Government. They should give a grant to communities to start their own.

Coronavirus updates: Woman dies in Tasmania; NRL 'groupies' fined after Anzac Day photos; US jobless claims pass 30 million since pandemic shutdown began PM Scott Morrison outlined some rough figures on job losses, which equate to well over a million people.Unprecedented’: Big news for our borders Confirming that the economy is on track to enter into the first recession since the 1990s, the Treasurer will reveal for the first time that the economy is now forecast to go backward in the June quarter.Play video Ramping up the case for an economic restart, he cited Treasury estimates that the school closures will cost 304,000 jobs, the controls on industry and public gatherings will cost 708,000 jobs and the slump in domestic and international demand will cost 516,000 jobs.Play video Ramping up the case for an economic restart, he cited Treasury estimates that the school closures will cost 304,000 jobs, the controls on industry and public gatherings will cost 708,000 jobs and the slump in domestic and international demand will cost 516,000 jobs.

In industries most heavily affected by restrictions – such as hospitality – as many as 708,000 jobs have been lost. In construction, it's 120,000 jobs. The March quarter figures will be released in June. In Retail, it has been 146,000 jobs. "We have to get Australians back to work in a safe economy. In arts and recreation (like tourist activities and museums) it is 180,000 jobs. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra. Work continues at the Barangaroo construction site in Sydney (photographed on April 2, 2020) despite some sites reporting coronavirus cases. Scott Morrison and his charts showing the economic impact of the coronavirus.

(AAP) EMPLOYERS WILL BE GIVEN A TOOLKIT ON HOW TO RUN A SAFE WORKPLACE The Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, has said businesses will be given a planning tool-kit to help them navigate complicated work health and safety laws as employees return to work. Picture: Hagen Hopkins Source:Getty Images If Australia had introduced an Italian-style lockdown for two months, the adverse impact on GDP would double to 24 per cent, or $120 billion, in the June Quarter. Credit: Alex Ellinghausen "And it certainly puts enormous pressure, as it should, on the timetable as we seek to move Australia back to that safe economy. Protocols such as cleaning, social distancing, personal protective equipment and hygiene will all be addressed. The government has re-built the SafeWork Australia website to provide information for all businesses – from cafes to abattoirs – to help them in returning to work. This was the cliff we were standing on,’’ Mr Frydenberg says. "That is something that will be a very important tool for all businesses, large and small," said Minister Porter. Asked several times about the tightness of the restrictions on schools in Victoria, Mr Morrison made no criticism of Victorian premier Daniel Andrews but highlighted return to school in NSW and the similar "good calls" in other states. The information will be primarily distributed via the SafeWork Australia website. “Some of the hardest-hit sectors like retail and hospitality are among the biggest employers, accounting for more than two million employees between them. National cabinet decided Safework Australia would be the "single source of information" for employers on safety rules but specific decisions were put off until another meeting on Friday.

People are seen in long queues outside the Centrelink office in Southport on the Gold Coast, Monday, March 23, 2020. Centrelink offices around Australia have been inundated with people attempting to register for the Jobseeker allowance in the wake of business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Recent credit card data from the banks shows that spending on arts and recreational services, accommodation and food services were down around 60 per cent and 70 per cent respectively in late April compared to the previous year,’’ Mr Frydenberg says. More than 660,000 people have been tested in Australia. (AAP Image/Dan Peled) NO ARCHIVING (AAP) ALMOST FIVE MILLION AUSSIES DOWNLOAD APP Prime Minister Scott Morrison said almost five million Australians have downloaded the COVIDSafe App from a targeted population of around 16 million. The PM said that's almost a third of the targeted population – those who own a smartphone – but more downloads would increase the safety of Australians.5 per cent since the start of the year, with declines across all jurisdictions. "Every single Australian that downloads it, it keeps them safe," said Mr Morrison.7 percentage points in economic activity respectively.7 percentage points in economic activity respectively.

"If you have come into contact with someone who also has the app who has been infected by the Covid-19 's you will know and people will get in touch with you so they can tell you you have been officially compromised.7 per cent), WA (20." Last night draft legislation around the app showed people who misuse the data given by users will An iPhone displays the CovidSafe app released by the Australian government. (AAP) WE'LL BE GIVEN SPECIFICS ON RESTRICTIONS ON FRIDAY Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a national framework of how and when restrictions will be eased will be released on Friday.4 per cent), Queensland (18 per cent), South Australia (16. Mr Morrison hinted at easing rules for restaurants and cafes over time by pointing to the wider economic cost from their closures, such as the damage to food producers. Even though it is a national framework, it is up to the individual states and territories to put the framework into effect. Mr Morrison said he expects that many restrictions will already be eased by the time the framework is released in three days' time.9 per cent). The economic impact of the pandemic, and measures aimed at stopping its spread, continue to weigh on the nation, with only 38,926 new car sales were sold in April.

NZ'S PRIME MINISTER JOINED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE WWII The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern joined the National Cabinet today in what Scott Morrison said was the first time since John Curtin joined during World War II. This was a 48. Ms Ardern and Mr Morrison discussed a potential "safe travel zone" between Australia and New Zealand, which Mr Morrison said "is still some time away". “Reassuringly, National Cabinet has signalled that from this Friday, it will assess more opportunities for easing restrictions, building on decisions already taken to date, such as around elective surgery, or in some states, limited gatherings, and visitations. "The two-way travel between Australia and New Zealand is 1.4 million people a year both ways, almost as many Kiwis come here is Australians go there," said Mr Morrison. Picture: Mick Tsikas Source:AAP Central to the back-to-work strategy is reopening schools.25 per cent following its regular monthly meeting, but the bank expects unemployment to reach 10 per cent in coming months. "Especially for states like Queensland there is a much greater share of that tourism travel that comes out of New Zealand into Queensland. By the end of next year, the RBA believes the jobless rate will still be above 7 per cent.

" New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. In Queensland, that will now occur later this month with NSW also planning a staggered return to classes. (Getty) . But he cautioned if restrictions were delayed, or reimposed to deal with a fresh outbreak, then the economy could suffer an even larger hit.