Budget to keep Queensland COVID Safe and bouncing back

first_imgBudget to keep Queensland COVID Safe and bouncing back Treasurer and Minister for Investment The Honourable Cameron DickQueensland’s COVID-19 response will continue to keep Queenslanders safe and support our ongoing economic recovery thanks to an additional $360.5 million Budget allocation for a range of critical health-related services.Treasurer and Minister for Investment Cameron Dick said the funding was in addition to standard operational funding for health and emergency services.“Our economy is bouncing back strongly thanks to Queensland’s incredible health response to COVID-19 and with the border re-opening to Victoria and Greater Sydney today, we look forward to welcoming more visitors back to our beautiful state,” Mr Dick said.“Building on our initial $1.2 billion Queensland Health COVID-19 response plan established earlier this year, the $360.5 million allocation for 2020-21 will support a range of critical services to ensure Queensland remains COVID safe, as we manage people returning to our state.“This funding will continue the operation of fever clinics, contract tracing, 13 HEALTH and aeromedical services, the facilitation of quarantine in government-arranged accommodation, as well as covering the costs of personal protective equipment.“It will also provide a funding contingency for any future COVID-19 Public Health Directions including any necessary border control measures, restrictions on gatherings and limitations on the operation of businesses, if required.“We’ve been able to keep our economy open because of our strong health response.“As COVID-19 continues to surge around the world it is vital that we maintain the services that have kept Queenslanders safe.”Visit the Budget webpage to learn more and access an interactive map of Budget initiatives across Queensland. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Border, building, covid-19, Economy, Emergency, future, Government, health, Investment, Minister, operation, public health, QLD, Queensland, Queensland Health, Sydney, Victoria, worldlast_img

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