Full Name: Michaelia Cash.
Title: Senator.
Electorate: WA.
Political Party: Liberal Party
Entered House: 2008-07-01
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You raise a very very good point. That is exactly what the Prime Minister talked about yesterday particularly in relation to the impact on for example sole traders. There are many sole traders whose businesses are going to be significantly financially impacted because of COVID-19. I've been working very closely with Minister Ruston to ensure that they are able to get access to or are...
2020-03-23

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Treasury is modelling a number of scenarios at this point in time. The impact on unemployment is not going to be known for some time because we do not yet know the impact COVID-19 is having on the economy. But again the government is very very aware of the challenges that the labour market now faces as a result of COVID-19. That is why we have now announced in excess of $187 billion in...
2020-03-23

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I thank the senator for the question. The labour force figures came out last Thursday. It was pleasing to see that Australia currently has a record number of Australians in employment—now in excess of 13 million. We also have a record number of Australians in full-time employment. But the point I made at the press conference I gave was that the February figures do not represent the...
2020-03-23

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As you would be aware Senator Ayres the Australian government is putting in place procedures based on the advice coming from the Chief Medical Officer. In relation to what occurred with the Ruby Princess I'll refer you to the answer that I gave in relation to your primary question.
2020-03-23

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In relation to temperature screening as part of our ongoing strategy of containment and minimising risk to the Australian community as detailed in the COVID-19 plan on advice from health experts we've implemented additional screening of passengers at Australian airports. This has included implementing enhanced health screening and temperature-testing arrangements for arrivals from...
2020-03-23

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I can advise that screening arrangements are on high-risk countries on health advice. But in terms of temperature screening because Senate Ayres you did actually raise temperature screening as the Chief Medical Officer has said because of the incubation period of COVID-19 many people who are— (Time expired)
2020-03-23

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The Australian government banned all cruise ship arrivals from 16 March for 30 days. This action reinforced those of the industry which has already moved to scale back its activities. The government is committed to slowing the spread of the virus and will consider taking further action as a response in this space. The New South Wales government has addressed its response to the Ruby...
2020-03-23

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Again Senator Roberts the Australian government has put in place incredibly strict procedures at the border and you will be aware that we have taken a number of decisions in relation to those who are now able to enter Australia. And in fact a number of the states Queensland being the most recent have also now put in place very very strict procedures in relation to who is able to enter...
2020-03-23

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Senator Roberts to confront the threat of coronavirus the Australian government is ensuring we know who has it and where they are. Australia actually as the Minister for Health has said often has one of the highest coronavirus testing rates in the world—I'll just repeat that one of the highest coronavirus testing rates in the world—with over 135 00 tests completed so far. In...
2020-03-23

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I thank Senator Roberts for his question. In relation to the gathering of data itself I will take that on notice. But in terms of the Australian government's approach I will reconfirm what the Minister for Finance the Leader of the Government in the Senate has stated. This is an unprecedented challenge and it has required an unprecedented response. In terms of the Australian government's...
2020-03-23

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As the Prime Minister has said this is a shared national mission. We need to work together to protect the elderly protect the vulnerable and protect those with lung conditions. We can do this by making sure we're limiting the number of people who contract the virus and by taking important steps to delay the spread of the disease so our resources are available to treat those most in need....
2020-03-23