Two charities will get more funding to continue their increasingly important work during the COVID-19 pandemic, as two new cases maintain this week’s encouragingly low results.
There are now 282 active cases with 738 recoveries and six deaths for a total of 1026.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Lifeline will get $3.5 million for counselling services.
“Lifeline has seen an unprecedented number of calls during COVID-19, and they are receiving around 24,000 calls a week,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
Legacy, whose fundraising in the lead-up to Anzac Day has been severely impacted, will receive a $1 million grant.
- The Premier said a detailed proposal was needed from the NRL about resuming the Rugby League season before it could be considered.
“I call on the NRL to submit that detailed plan and I will immediately forward it to the Chief Health Officer for her to consider and report back to me,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
- Small business operators, legal practitioners and others will benefit from measures passed through Parliament to deal with the impact of COVID-19
The legislation incudes:
o A Small Business Commissioner - a single point of contact for leasing disputes
o Provision for video conferencing for legal transactions that normally require face to face meetings
New: 2 Total: 1026 Deaths: 6 Recovered: 738 Active: 282 Tests: 92,699
- 2 new cases take total to 1026 – broken down by health district
- $4.5 million boost for charities
- Help for small businesses to recover
- Video conferencing for lawyers during COVID-19
- Agricultural learning while social distancing
- Home, movement and gathering restrictions
- Border restrictions and COVID-19 hotspots
- Aged Care visits
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk