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Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Official Australian Government information

This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

You can access this information in other languages on the SBS website. Visit SBS.

Essential information

Updated: 5:00pm AEDT on Wednesday, 1 April 2020

  • Public gatherings, excluding household members, have been reduced to a maximum of two people. Check State and Territory websites for further enforcement information.
  • Everyone should stay home unless you are: shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. Read more.
  • People aged over 70; aged over 65 with pre-existing conditions, or Indigenous people aged over 50 with pre-existing conditions should stay home wherever possible for their own protection.
  • The Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper Payment to keep more Australians in jobs and support businesses affected by the Coronavirus. Read more.
  • Evictions will be put on hold for 6 months
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Government Imposter Scams | FTC Consumer Information

Scammers sometimes pretend to be government officials to get you to send them money. They might promise lottery winnings if you pay “taxes” or other fees, or they might threaten you with arrest or a lawsuit if you don’t pay a supposed debt. Regardless of their tactics, their goal is the same: to get you to send them money.

Don’t do it. Federal government agencies and federal employees don’t ask people to send money for prizes or unpaid loans. Nor are they permitted to ask you to wire money or add money to a prepaid debit card to pay for anything.

How to Recognize a Government Imposter

Scammers pretend to be IRS officials to get you to send them money.

IRS Imposter Scams

It could be hard to recognize an imposter through the lies they tell. They use a variety of tricks to get your attention, whether it’s distracting you with a story about money you won or creating a fear that

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Government & Geographic Information Collection: Libraries

Government & Geographic Information Collection


The Government and Geographic Information Collection contains materials produced by the U.S. Federal government, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and several international governmental organizations, including the United Nations. Our extensive map collection is complemented by geospatial services supporting the use of GIS software for data analysis and visualization.

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Government Information Quarterly – Journal

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Government Grant Scams | FTC Consumer Information

“Because you pay your income taxes on time, you have been awarded a free $12,500 government grant! To get your grant, simply give us your checking account information, and we will direct-deposit the grant into your bank account!”

Sometimes, it’s an ad that claims you will qualify to receive a “free grant” to pay for education costs, home repairs, home business expenses, or unpaid bills. Other times, it’s a phone call supposedly from a “government” agency or some other organization with an official sounding name. In either case, the claim is the same: your application for a grant is guaranteed to be accepted, and you’ll never have to pay the money back.

But the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says that “money for nothing” grant offers usually are scams, whether you see them in your local paper or a national magazine, or hear about them on

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Office of Information Practices


As the COVID-19 virus has become a global pandemic and a serious threat to the health and welfare of our state’s population, the Uniform Information Practices Act (Modified), chapter 92F, HRS, was temporarily suspended and the Sunshine Law, part I of chapter 92, HRS, substantially suspended by the Supplemental Memorandum of Governor Ige dated March 16, 2020, to give government the maximum flexibility to focus its attention and personnel resources on directly addressing the immediate situation at hand.  When the situation is stabilized and there is proper leeway to re-direct those resources, the suspension of these laws will be lifted.

In the meantime, OIP is not accepting new cases until clarification of its authority to do so is received or the Supplementary Proclamation is terminated.  Moreover, in accordance with the Governor’s emergency directives and the State’s social distancing efforts to keep the community and government employees safe and

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Global Information Locator Service (GILS) – making it easier to find all the information

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    Making Government User-friendly – Government Information

    House Committee on Intelligence Declassified, redacted Whistleblower Complaint referred from The Office of The Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

    White House Statement Declassified, unredacted transcript of President Donald J. Trump’s conversation

    with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on 25 July 2019.

    USDOJ Special Counsel’s Office Special Counsel Robert Muller III Report on the Investigation into

    Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election

    The White House Official News and Policy Statements

    Department of Defense Department of Defense Press Releases

    Federal Bureau of


    Press Releases

    Ten Most Wanted

    U.S. Department

    of State

    Diplomatic Security Rewards for Justice The Rewards for Justice Program
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    Corporations/ Associations/ Others
    Andhra Pradesh




    Plans To Develop An Industrial Park (Phase-I) Project In Andhra Pradesh
    | Updated On:
    21 – Mar – 2020

    Central Government/Public Sector
    Not Classified




    Plans To Set Up Fermentation Or Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (Apis) Units To Boost Domestic Manufacturing Project In India
    | Updated On:
    21 – Mar – 2020

    State Government



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