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Rick Wilson MP

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) KEY FACTS AND LINKS

Given the extensive amount of information out there at the moment regarding the responses of various levels of Government to the Coronavirus outbreak, as well as the changes to behaviour, restrictions and travel limits placed on Australians, I have designed this page as a one-stop-shop for all the key sites and facts.

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Key Websites (click link for the full website)

Commonwealth Government

For all the latest news on the Australian Government's response (economic, health and restrictions) - australia.gov.au

For key information about travel restrictions (Commonwealth) - smartraveller.gov.au

For health related information - health.gov.au

For mental health information and support - headtohealth.gov.au

For checking symptoms - healthdirect.gov.au

For factsheets and and the eligibility criteria for all the various payments available - treasury.gov.au

For specific information about payments to individuals based on their current circumstances - servicesaustralia.gov.au

For specific information for businesses - business.gov.au

Register your business for the JobKeeper ($1,500 per fortnight, per employee) Payment - ato.gov.au

WA Government

For details regarding the WA Government's response - wa.gov.au

For information from WA's Department of Health - healthywa.wa.gov.au

For information about WA students learning from home - education.wa.edu.au

For information from the WA Government on small business advice – smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

For details regarding the WA Government's border controls - wa.gov.au/government/document-collections/coronavirus-covid-19-state-of-emergency-declarations

New Ways of Receiving Updates

Key Hotlines

Commonwealth Government

For health emergencies - Dial '000' immediately

For health advice - 24/7 National Coronavirus Hotline - 1800 020 080

Services Australia Jobseekers Contact Line - 132 850

For business advice - 13 28 46

For urgent consular assistance - +61 2 6261 3305 from overseas, or 1300 555 135 from within Australia

WA Government

For information from the WA Government on small business advice – 133 140 (8.30am - 4.30pm weekdays)

For information about a range of COVID-19 related issues from the WA Government – 13 COVID (13 26843).

Mental Health Hotlines

Key links, numbers and chat options - headtohealth.gov.au/crisis-links

Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14

Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800

BeyondBlue - 1300 22 4636

Mental Health Emergency Response Line (WA metro area only) - 1300 555 788

Key Facebook Sites

Australian Government - @ausgov

Commonwealth Health Department - @healthgovau

Prime Minister's Press Conferences and Key Announcements - @scottmorrison4cook

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MEET RICK

I was inspired to run for Parliament following my involvement in a decade-long campaign to deregulate the wheat industry, which brought about the end of the Australia Wheat Board’s monopoly.

“I stand proudly for the Liberal philosophy of free markets, vigorous competition, small government and individual responsibility. These are the principles that guide me in my life and in this place. My track record in public life shows clearly that I am prepared to stand up for those principles.”

“To the electors of O'Connor, I reiterate the commitment that I have made to work tirelessly on your behalf, to always be frank and honest about the challenges we face, and to work cooperatively and collaboratively to improve the lives of the people who live in the greatest part of the greatest nation on earth”

– Rick Wilson MP Maiden Speech.