Crown Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) has announced a 2.5 million-dollar
financial support package to assist CIHE students during this period of financial
hardship. This commitment to CIHE students recognises the impact of the
Coronavirus pandemic on the lives of all international students in Australia.
Chairman of the CIHE Board of Directors, Emeritus Professor John Gray said, “We
are doing this as part of our corporate social responsibility and our abiding
commitment to safeguard the wellbeing of our international students.”
CIHE’s principal shareholder Mr. Deepak Khadka said “We also hope that this
commitment provides reassurance to our students’ families that they are in caring
hands.”
The announced Relief and Recovery Financial Hardship Fund includes measures for
both personal and financial support.
CIHE has reduced fees dramatically by 17% for all currently enrolled students. To
provide for students who are in special need, CIHE will provide a cash gift of up to
$500. To access this gift, students need only apply, providing documentation that
substantiates their claims of hardship.
Fee payment terms have been made more friendly. Students can pay fortnightly or
even weekly and CIHE has waived the usual installment-administration and late-
payment fees. This will enable students to continue studying without needing to find
the whole semester’s fee up front.
Further reducing the need to find a large payment is the decision to allow students to
enroll in only three subjects in Semester 2, reducing by 25% their total fee
commitment though the worst period of the virus.
There is also a generous scholarship program, the Dean’s Award, for students who
can maintain steady progress, which provides a discount on fees of up to a further
15% on top of the other discounts, depending on the students’ track record of
achievement.

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Crown Institute of Business and Technology (CIBT) has announced a $400,000 Financial Support Package to assist CIBT students during this period of financial hardship. This commitment is an addition to the recent announcement made on 22 April 2020 of the $2.5 million support for higher education (Crown Institute of Higher Education) students. This commitment to CIBT students recognises the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic has on the lives of all International Students in Australia.

CEO of CIBT, Mr Deepak Khadka said “It is our corporate social responsibility to be by our students in this difficult time. We also hope that this commitment provides reassurance to our students’ families that they are in caring hands.”
CIBT has reduced Tuition Fees dramatically by 15% for Term 2 2020 and is waiving all the late and instalment fee for Term 2 2020 Payment for all currently enrolled students. Fee payment terms have been made more friendly. Students can pay fortnightly or even weekly.
“CIBT also provides a range of personal support, counselling services and assistance with job seeking in industries that are currently less affected by COVID-19, giving students an opportunity to regain employment” said RTO Manager, Mr. Narayan Tiwari.
The safety and welfare of the students are our utmost priority and we are doing everything we can to support them during this COVID-19 pandemic.

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An extension of George Street’s car-free zone in Sydney’s CBD, a new pedestrian-only boulevard in Liverpool’s Railway Street and a ‘people’s loop’ in Parramatta Park have been given the green light today as part of a plan to transform streets into shared spaces in response to COVID-19. 
 
Planning and Public Spaces Minister Rob Stokes today announced three trial pedestrianisation programs alongside a new $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces program that will fund council projects to provide more space for communities to safely walk, cycle and exercise. 
 
“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly increased the demand for more public spaces – and easy, safe access to it,” Mr Stokes said.
 
“Whether it’s new cycle lanes, pedestrian-only streets or wider footpaths, we’re committed to working with councils and communities to fund projects that can make life better for everyone – both now and once the pandemic is over.”
 
Councils will be able to apply for Streets as Shared Spaces program grants of up to $100,000 for immediate temporary projects, such as widening footpaths and cycle lanes and up to $1 million for medium-term pilot projects, such as extra crossing points, wider kerbs and trialling lower speed limits.
 
The community can also submit their ideas for local projects through an new online social pinpoint map that allows users to click on an area and leave their comments and ideas.
 
The three trial programs announced today include:
·        Eastern Harbour City: The NSW Government is partnering with the City of Sydney to extend George Street’s car-free zone in both directions between Bathurst and Campbell Streets and extended in the southbound direction to Rawson Place. The existing temporary closure in the southbound direction from Bathurst to Campbell Street will be made permanent.
·        Central River City: World Heritage-listed Parramatta Park’s People Loop Trial will see temporary changes made to vehicle access, parking and circulation for two-months from 19 May 2020, to improve the experience of walking and cycling in the Park.
·        Western Parkland City: The NSW Government is partnering with Liverpool City Council to install temporary street furniture and trees to slow vehicle traffic and pedestrianise the laneway behind Railway Street in the Liverpool City Centre. 
 
Transport for NSW has worked with the City of Sydney to continue to deliver on the benefits of the Light Rail to transform George Street into the civic spine of the CBD.
 
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore said: “The George Street light rail has changed not just how people get around the city, but how they experience the city.
 
“With new street trees, planter boxes, outdoor dining, seating and pedestrianisation, people were already taking back and enjoying George Street before COVID-19 hit. When the crisis passes, it will once again be a place to linger and gather rather than just hurrying through,” Ms Moore said.
 
The Streets as Shared Spaces program will also help the NSW Government reach its ambitious target to increase the proportion of homes in urban areas within 10 minutes’ walk of quality green, open and public space by 10 per cent by 2023.
 
Councils can apply for Streets as Shared Spaces grants until 10 June 2020.
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Important message for health workers, residential care workers and staff If you’re one of our wonderful health, residential care or staff workers, we want to say thanks – and remind you to take care of your own health too. Even very mild symptoms such as a scratchy throat, cough, runny nose, or slight fever mean you should get tested.

Find your nearest COVID-19 clinic here: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

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The Australian Government today launches the new voluntary coronavirus app, COVIDSafe.

The app is an important public health initiative that will help keep you, your family, and your community safe from further spread of coronavirus through early notification of possible exposure.

“Australians are doing an extraordinary job to flatten the curve and contain the spread of the coronavirus, but we cannot be complacent,” said Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

“The Chief Medical Officer’s advice is we need the COVIDSafe app as part of the plan to save lives and save livelihoods. The more people who download this important public health app, the safer they and their family will be, the safer their community will be and the sooner we can safely lift restrictions and get back to business and do the things we love.”

The health initiative uses technology to automate and improve what state and territory health officials already do manually. COVIDSafe will speed up the process of identifying people who have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with coronavirus, quickly stopping further spread of the virus in the community.

Minister for Health, Greg Hunt thanked Australians for their actions during the pandemic, and said the app is part of the three key requirements for easing restrictions: Test, Trace and Respond.

“We thank Australians for their help in adhering to the difficult but life-saving social distancing measures,” Minister Hunt said.

“We are now calling on all Australians to download the COVIDSafe app to help protect you, your family and your community from further spread of COVID-19. This will be necessary if we are to start easing some of the difficult social distancing restrictions we have had to put in place” Minister Hunt said.

“It will be one of the critical tools we will use to help protect the health of the community by quickly alerting people who may be at risk of having contact with COVID-19. If you’d been exposed, you’d want to know, wouldn’t you?”

The app has received strong support from states and territories and the health sector, which recognise it is a valuable tool that will enhance the ability to respond rapidly to local outbreaks, and the confidence to know the virus is not silently spreading throughout communities.

A new determination issued by the Minister for Health under the Biosecurity Act will ensure information provided voluntarily through the App will only be accessible for use by authorised state and territory health officials. Any other access or use will be a criminal offence.

Minister for Government Services, Stuart Robert described the App as being developed with one purpose: to stop the spread of coronavirus.

“Once installed and running, the COVIDSafe app uses Bluetooth to look for other phones that also have the app installed,” Minister Robert said.

“To be effective, users should have the app running in the background when they are coming into contact with others. Your phone does not need to be unlocked for the app to work.”

“It then securely makes a ‘digital handshake’, which notes the date and time, distance and duration of the contact. All information collected by the app is securely encrypted and stored in the app on the user’s phone. No one, not even the user, can access it.”

“Unless and until a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, no contact information collected in the app is disclosed or able to be accessed. Then, once the person agrees and uploads the data, only the relevant state or territory public health officials will have access to information. The only information they are allowed to access is that of close contacts – when a person has come within approximately 1.5 metres of another app user for 15 minutes or more – in their jurisdiction,” Minister Robert said.

Welcoming the announcement, Australian Chief Medical Officer, Brendan Murphy said COVIDSafe is set to be a major tool in streamlining the process of identifying contacts after a person tests positive for coronavirus.

“Finding out quickly means you can quarantine yourself or be treated much faster, protecting your family and friends from possible infection, and slowing the spread of the virus,” Professor Murphy said.

“Without this technology, health officials have to rely on people being able to remember who they have been around, and being able to provide contact details for those people.”

“It is important to note that only state and territory health officials will be able to use the information.”

“COVIDSafe only keeps contact information for 21 days. This covers the maximum incubation period for the virus and the time it takes for someone to be tested for COVID-19,” Professor Murphy said.

“Once the coronavirus pandemic is over, and Australia no longer needs the app, the app and the information on it will be deleted permanently. No virus, no app,” Minister Hunt said.

Coronavirus is a serious and contagious respiratory disease with symptoms including fever, a dry cough, a sore throat and shortness of breath that has infected more than 2.8 million people globally and led to 200,000 deaths. In Australia around 6,700 people have contracted coronavirus and sadly 82 people have died.

The App can be downloaded from the App stores.

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Gumawa ang Business Australia ng mas maraming artikulo para matulungan kayo at ang inyong negosyo na makausad habang nasa panahon ng Coronavirus? Kabilang sa pinakabagong mga artikulo ang pamamahala ng mga remote na pangkat sa pagbebenta upang madagdagan ang kita, paano mas mapapahusay ang ranggo ng inyong kompany sa search engine upang madagdagan ang benta, kung paano gagawin ang inyong hilig o hobby para maging isang full-time na negosyo at gabay para sa napakahalagang desisyon ng mga may-ari ng negosyo na nagtatalakay kung kailangan ninyong humiram, ibenta o isara ang inyong negosyo.

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1. Malaking hamon ang iniharap ng Coronavirus sa pamamahala ng mga remote na pangkat sa pagbebenta. Mag-click dito para sa 5 estratehiya sa pamamahala ng mga taong nagbebenta mula sa bahay, na napakahahalagang tao para muling mapatatag ang pagpasok ng pera sa kompanya. https://bit.ly/CPBAFilipino

2. Para makapagbenta ng mga produkto at serbisyo, mas mahalaga higit kailanman na pataasin ang ranggo ng inyong produkto sa Google search engine. Mag-click dito para sa mga tip sa pagpapahusay ng inyong ranggo sa paghahanap, pati na rin ang pagpapahusay ng mga pamagat at paglalarawan, paggamit ng mga link, pagbibigay ng panibagong content at kung paano masusulit ang serbisyong ‘Google My Business’. https://bit.ly/CPBAFilipino

3. Dahil sa Coronavirus, maraming tao ngayon ang naghahanap ng mapagkukunan ng pera mula sa pangalawang negosyo. Narito ang 4 na tip upang gawing full time na negosyo ang inyong hilig o hobby. https://bit.ly/CPBAFilipino

4. Sa mga panahon ngayon, ang mga may-ari ng negosyo ay nahaharap sa napakahirap na desisyon - hihiram ba, ibebenta o isasara ang inyong negosyo? Mag-click dito para sa maikling gabay upang suriin ang pinakamagandang opsyon para sa inyo, pati na rin ang pag-a-apply ng loan para mapanatiling buhay ito, pagbebenta ng inyong negosyo, paglalagay ng inyong negosyo sa boluntaryong liquidation o pagsasara rito. https://bit.ly/CPBAFilipino

5. Mayroon ba kayong empleyadong may Coronavirus? May Australian na kompanyang gumawa ng app na sumusubaybay sa mga sintomas ng mga may Coronavirus sa kanilang tahanan. Basahin ang kanilang kuwento rito. https://bit.ly/CPBAFilipino

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