Auslan Updates

Auslan Updates

On this page, we will be providing regular Auslan only video updates accompanied by a English text summary. These will also be posted on our social media channels: Facebook, InstagramTwitter.

All previous Auslan Updates can be watched on our YouTube playlist "Auslan Updates". Click here to watch.

For more information regularly check our social media channels.


Auslan Update - 6 August, 2020

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Key points:

  • Overnight Victoria has reported 471 new cases of COVID 19. 8 people have died aged in their 60’s to 90’s and 4 people have been linked to aged care.

  • Today, the Prime Minister announced Federal financial support for the mental health sector.

  • Across Australia, health officials are concerned about the standard surgical masks used by healthcare workers.

  • In Tasmania, the Premier has announced a $150 million plan to upgrade the Bass Highway.
  • For more information, watch the Auslan video or read the transcript.

 

Auslan Update - 5 August, 2020

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Key points:

  • Overnight Victoria has found 725 new cases of COVID-19.

  • 15 more people have passed away, aged from their 30s to 90s. 12 of these deaths are linked to ages care.

  • Tasmania's severe weather continues. From Tuesday night, 14, 000 homes lost power when lightning hit a power pole in Hobart, there are still 4, 700 homes without power.

  • In Lebanon’s capital city Beirut, there has been a massive explosion that has killed 78 people and injured almost 4000 people.

  • Today, the Premier has announced a $150 million plan to upgrade the Bass Highway. 
  • For more information, watch the Auslan video or read the transcript.

Auslan Update - 4 August, 2020

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Key points:

  • Overnight Victoria has reported 439 news cases of COVID 19.
  • 11 people have died in aged care, Victoria’s death toll now 147.
  • The ADF and DHHS officers are continuing to door knock at the homes of those people with COVID 19 and there are still high numbers of people not at home.
  • This morning in Tasmania, a severe weather warning has been issued for people living in the south-east, east coast and parts of the north-east and midlands districts.
  • This week, due to low temperatures and extreme weather, snow, frost, hail, rain and extreme winds will sweep across parts of the state.
  • For more information, watch the Auslan video or read the transcript.

Auslan Update - 3 August, 2020

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Key points:

  • The Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, has announced a range of new Stage 4 restrictions for Victorian businesses.
  • From 11:59pm this Wednesday, the following will businesses will close: Retail, some manufacturing and some admin.
  • These following businesses will stay open but operate very differently from midnight this Friday: Meat works and construction (with classifications).
  • Very large commercial building will need to reduce their workforce down to the practical minimum, and can have no more than 25% of their workforce working. 
  • For more information, watch the Auslan video or read the transcript.

Auslan Update - 2 August, 2020

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 2 August.

Information in this Auslan Update collated from two Media Releases below that relate to Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Media Release from the Premier on changes to Melbourne’s restrictions:

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-melbournes-restrictions

Media Release from the Premier on changes to regional Victoria restrictions:

https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions


Auslan update – 31 July, 2020

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Key points:

  • Victoria has found 627 new COVID-19 cases overnight.

  • 8 more Victorians have died from COVID-19- aged from their 50s to their 80s. 4 of the deaths are linked to aged care. Bringing total of deaths in Victoria is 112.

  • 349 Victorians are in hospital, 37 are in intensive care.

  • Yesterday ADF had over 130 unsuccessful visits. More than 100 cases have been referred to Victoria Police. These visits are to track the spread and provide support.

  • Starting today, ADF personnel will be visiting the homes of all people who test positive.

  • For more information, watch the Auslan video or read the transcript.


Auslan Update - 30 July, 2020

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Key points:

  • Overnight Victoria has reported 723 new cases of COVID 19.

  • 13 people have died, bringing Victoria’s death toll to 105.

  • There are currently 255 active cases are in regional Victoria, 155 active cases are in Geelong.

  • From tonight midnight all people living in greater Geelong, Surf Coast, Moorabool, Golden Plains, Colac-Otway and Queenscliffe will no longer be able to visit people in other households.

  • From midnight Sunday all Victorians when leaving their homes must wear a mask or facial covering (regional Vic now same mandatory mask policy as Melbourne and Mitchell Shire, but not yet full lockdown).

  • For more information, watch the Auslan video or read the transcript.

Auslan Update - 29 July, 2020

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Key points:

  • In Victoria overnight there have been 295 new cases found.

  • 9 more people have passed away, aged between their 60s and their 90s. 7 are linked to private nursing home outbreaks. Victoria’s total death toll is now 91.

  • There are now 307 Victorians in hospital, 41 of them are in ICU.

  • If you are sick, you cannot go to work, you cannot go to the shops. You can only go to get tested, then stay at home until you have your results. 
  • The Multicultural Council of Tasmania (MCOT) is funded to represent the interests of culturally and linguistically diverse community groups. 
  • For more information, watch the Auslan video or read the transcript.