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COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plans

May 21, 2020
The Western Australian Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and developed guidelines to assist businesses and community activities to reopen or recommence.

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COVID Safety Guidelines and COVID Safety Plans

May 21, 2020

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The Western Australian Government has implemented a staged lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and developed guidelines to assist businesses and community activities to reopen or recommence.
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New limits on the number of attendees at funerals

May 20, 2020
Restrictions on the number of people that can attend a funeral have changed.
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COVID-19 Audience Outlook Monitor

May 19, 2020
Six government agencies are collaborating with researchers to track how Australian audiences feel about attending arts and culture events in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Local Government Act Review Phase One Regulations - Opportunity to Comment

May 19, 2020
The State Government is giving local governments the opportunity to comment on the Local Government Act Review Phase One Regulations.
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Procurement - Contract Extensions and Variations

May 19, 2020
On 4 May 2020, the Auditor General tabled a performance audit report in Parliament on local government contract extensions and variations.
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State Library reopens - Welcome home

May 18, 2020
The State Library of Western Australia has today (May 18) reopened its doors to the public after being closed for 56 days.
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COVID- 19 Easing of restrictions – Further information for Public Libraries

May 15, 2020
The State Government has announced the easing of restrictions (phase 2) commencing Monday, 18 May 2020.
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Council meetings

May 15, 2020
The Premier has announced that from 18 May gatherings of 20 people will be permitted. What does this mean for council meetings?
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Restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor due to COVID-19 - Kimberley region

May 15, 2020
In response to a number of submissions requesting that the previously imposed restrictions be reinstated in the Kimberley region and in consultation with the Commissioner of Police, the Director of Liquor Licensing has published a notice under section 31 of the Liquor Control Act 1988 in the Government Gazette which imposes restrictions on the sale of packaged liquor across the Kimberley.
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24 March 2020 meeting

Apr 15, 2020
State Local Partnership Agreement Communique
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Local Government Act changes to support COVID-19 response

Apr 15, 2020
The State Government will today introduce legislation to support local governments as they respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Instructions to close certain places of business, worship and entertainment

Mar 23, 2020
Under the Emergency Management Act 2005, the Commissioner of Police and State Emergency Coordinator, Chris Dawson, has issued directions regarding the closure of various establishments to the public in WA to limit the spread of COVID-19.
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