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 - 22 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • There are concerns that with AFL and NRL grand finals this weekend, we will see an increase in domestic violence incidents.

  • From yesterday Victoria has found 5 new cases of COVID-19, all linked to known outbreaks.

  • East Preston Islamic College has closed for the rest of the week after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

  • The government has put forward a proposed upgrade for the Bridgewater bridge in North Hobart which would cost $570m.

  • Today at least 20 European countries have recorded their highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Auslan Update - 21 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Yesterday, a cargo ship was forced to anchor off the Sunshine Coast as an engineer tested positive for new strain of COVID-19.
  • From yesterday, Victoria has reported 3 new cases of COVID 19 and no new deaths.
  • Yesterday, it was published that the Moonee Valley Racing Club had a request granted by the Government to host over 1000 people at 100th Cox Plate horse race this weekend.
  • In Burnie Tasmania, there is serious concern about aged care facilities being understaffed and not prepared for future outbreaks of COVID-19.
  • An asteroid the size of a car will swing past Earth on November 2nd, 2020. 

Auslan Update - 20 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Today global COVID-19 infections pass 40 million.
  • Today for the first time in 20 years tickets to the AFL grand final will be available to the general public.
  • South Australia will open its borders to travellers from New Zealand, effective immediately.
  • From yesterday Victoria has recorded just one new case of COVID-19 from community transmission. 
  • Yesterday Premier Peter Gutwein said Tasmania plans to open to New South Wales as of Monday, November 2. 
  • In a remote Canadian canyon, a 12 year old boy has discovered of a set of rare dinosaur bones.

Auslan Update - 19 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Crown Casino is being investigated for potential breaches of Australia's anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws.

  • A class action has been launched against the WA Government to reclaim compensation and lost earnings for decades of unpaid labour by Indigenous people.
  • Victoria has recorded 4 new coronavirus cases and 1 death.
  • Tasmania's tourism industry is working hard to attract Australians would have usually spent their money on overseas.
  • New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has won a second term in a landslide victory. 

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Victorian Government’s 'Easing of Restrictions' - Auslan Summary

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 18 October about the changes and the steps that Victoria will take at 11:59PM on Sunday 18 October and Sunday 1 November.

A statement from the Victorian premier can be read here: 
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-premier-77

Metropolitan Melbourne's summary of easing of restrictions can be read here: https://bit.ly/3j2scyQ

Regional Victoria's summary of easing of restrictions can be read here: https://bit.ly/3ka9kiO


Auslan Update - 16 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Former Collingwood player Heritier Lumumba is suing the club and the AFL because of racist abuse he was allegedly subjected to during his career.

  • In the south east of Darwin, the Howard Springs quarantine centre, will soon welcome tens of thousands of Australians currently overseas, returning home to quarantine.
  • From yesterday Victoria has recorded 2 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.
  • The Premier has warned Sunday’s announcement will not be everything that everyone wants.
  • Tasmanians are reporting significant increases in their land tax bills.
  • In a remote Canadian canyon, a 12 yr old boy has discovered of a set of rare dinosaur bones. 

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Auslan Update - 15 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Australian mining company BHP has confirmed that Chinese customers have pushed back their coal orders.

  • From yesterday Victoria has recorded 6 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths.
  • Today marks 50 years since the West Gate Bridge collapsed on October 15th 1970.
  • There are calls for the Tasmanian Government to bring home children who are in a controversial youth and risk program in the Northern Territory.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


 

Auslan Update - 14 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Yesterday in Perth, a roof collapsed at a university construction site killing a 23-year-old apprentice and injuring two other workers.

  • From yesterday Victoria has reported 7 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 more people have died.

  • DHHS have been linked the outbreak in Shepparton to a Melbourne resident who travelled from Chadstone to Kilmore and Shepparton.

  • Yesterday a motion of no-confidence was presented to Parliament against Premier Daniel Andrews.

  • A vital hydrotherapy pool at the North West Regional Hospital (NWRH) previously used but children with disabilities for vital physiotherapy, remains closed due to the pandemic.

  • Two of the world's highest-profile sportsmen, footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and golfer Dustin Johnson, have COVID 19.

  • In north-western Poland, a British World War II bomb has exploded under water while being made safe by navy demolition specialists.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Auslan Update - 13 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Former member for Wagga Wagga, Daryl Maguire, is currently the focus of an Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) investigation.

  • Yesterday at a refugee rights rally, PM Scott Morrison’s car was vandalized.
  • From yesterday Victoria has found 12 new cases of COVID-19, and one more person has passed away.
  • Most Victorian students have had to have classes online for term 2 and 3 this year. One in five students have struggled with remote learning.

  • Daman Shrivastav was a very successful chef in Baghdad, Iraq. After the Gulf War, he moved to Melbourne and has been using his skills to provide meals for people experiencing homelessness for the last 10 years.
  • Today Premier Peter Gutwein said Tasmania is on track to open their borders to low risk states as of 26th October.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


 

Auslan Update - 12 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Australian scientists have found that COVID-19 can live for up to 28 days on surfaces such as mobile phone screens and ATMs.

  • Victoria has recorded 15 new cases of coronavirus and no new deaths. As of today, all Victorians must wear a fitted mask when leaving the house.

  • More than 600,000 schoolchildren are returning to face-to-face learning in Melbourne schools this week.

  • Police are investigating the discovery of a body in Mornington in Tasmania's south.

  • A man has spent a night in a cave on Tasmania's West Coast after falling several metres and injuring himself.

  • A bus heading to a Buddhist temple has collided with a train in central Thailand, killing at least 20 people and injuring 30.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Auslan Update - 9 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Parliament has passed laws that will dramatically increase the cost of some university degrees, while lowering the cost of others.

  • From yesterday, Victoria reported 11 cases of COVID-19. No deaths recorded.
  • From 11.59pm Sunday 11th October all Victorians must wear a fitted face mask when they leave their homes. (age limits and medical allowances still apply)
  • Yesterday afternoon the Orford Rivulet bridge in Tasmania’s east, collapsed cutting off access from around 400 shacks and homes to the town centre and the rest of the state.
  • In Michigan USA, 13 people have been arrested in plots to kidnap the Michigan Governor, attack the state capitol building and encourage violence. 

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


Auslan Update - 8 October, 2020

Click here to view full English transcript and view our sources.

Key points:

  • Yesterday the Australian women’s cricket team beat New Zealand in a one-day test.

  • From yesterday, Victoria reported 11 cases of COVID-19. No deaths recorded.
  • Starting next week, high-risk industries where people have to work close to each other testing workers who do not have symptoms.
  • A severe weather warning has been given for Tasmania today.
  • After the poisoning of Alexei Navalny in August, France and Germany are asking for the European Union to create targeted laws for Russian GRU military intelligence officials.

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.


 

Victorian Government’s Second Step - Auslan Summary

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 27 September about some changes and the steps that Victoria will take.

A statement from the Victorian premier can be read here:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-the-premier-27-09-2020

Metropolitan Melbournes Second Step can be read here:
click here to download.


   

Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Regional Victoria - Auslan Summary

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 6 September about the Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Regional Victoria.

The full Victorian Government Coronavirus roadmap to reopening information can be read here:
https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmaps

A statement from the Victorian premier can be read here:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-premier


Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Metro Melbourne - Auslan Summary

This video summarises key details from the Victorian Premier's Press Conference on 6 September about the Government’s Coronavirus roadmap to reopening Metro Melbourne.

The full Victorian Government Coronavirus roadmap to reopening information can be read here:
https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmaps

A statement from the Victorian premier can be read here:
https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-from-premier

Watch the Victorian Premier Auslan interpreted Press Conference, click here.