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The WA Premier judged NSW decision
Yesterday the government of New South Wales announced they were going to open their borders with the beginning of summer. The Premier said that closed borders are an obstacle for developing economy during the pandemic of coronavirus.
The Prime Minister of Western Australia responded to such an announcement immediately, asking if NSW was not joking. He wondered how the state which caused Ruby Princess scandal could give advice how to fight pandemic. He also added that WA borders will be closed for some months more, and it is founded on people's health.
The Premier had already mentioned before that opening borders is probably the last thing to do while easing the restrictions down.
Anyway, the touristic sphere has suffered in every state so much. The consequences for economy can be catastrophic.
Small home renovations are approved in WA
Recently the Prime Minister of Western Australia has introduced a new plan for helping the state economy. The government is to approve small home renovations, it concerns every building in your yard, such as sheds and shade sails. This will create a lot of new job places in WA and rise the economy. About 30 million dollars will be spent for it.
Earlier it was expensive and hard to find a permission from the government to build anything at your territory. Now it will be affordable. Such reforms have been discussed for years in the government, and now, during the pandemic, it is very topically. This is one of the ways to improve financial state.
Coronavirus situation in WA is stable, there are three active cases and no new ones.
Opening new venues in Perth
Two wave of easing down the quarantine restrictions in Perth is here, and that is what the residents have. The main thing is opening of more than 1000 venues in Perth, these are mostly restaurants, bars and so on. People are actually longed for this in impatience and they got what they want. 20 people are allowed to be at the same time in one place, of course with keeping to social distancing and some other hygienic rules. However, some restaurants refused to be opened and decided this time to be time for renovations and mending.
But such an easing down of restriction has not saved lots of Western Australian establishments. Quarantine damaged the economy of the state heavily, and some restaurants will never be opened again.
So, look for the opened venues in Perth, but do not forget you are responsible for your health and the others'.
New easing for restaurants in SA
The Prime Minister of South Australia has announced new easing down of quarantine restrictions. That will happen on June 5. Health Minister of the state called it insignificant steps, however, this was done by demand of the society.
In summer 20 people will be allowed to be at one restaurant, and alcohol will be allowed as well. So, you will be able to enjoy a glass of wine in a pleasant company. Recently restaurants' owners complained about not enough care about their financial state, but the government decided to help them as well. More details about new rules will be known with the beginning of June.
The government to ease down restrictions down again because of a good work in fight with COVID-19. They saw how all the establishments kept to rules.
Cold weather in Adelaide
After the wettest April to South Australia has come quite cold May. Cold front appeared in Adelaide some days ago and has brought big amount of precipitation. Large hail covered Adelaide, and people started sharing its photos. The Meteorologists say that hail in such a period is common phenomenon, but not in such quantity. This change in weather happened after a hot day, when the temperature reached 22 degrees.
Meteorologists warn farmers about continuation of such weather, so they should keep their animals safe. Warning about strong winds at the seaside also took place.
Last month brought about 90 mm of precipitation to South Australia.
Transport problems in Adelaide
After having eased down the quarantine restrictions in South Australia the government faced new problems. This is a problem of public transport. Photos of overcrowded buses and trams in Adelaide appeared in a social media, and the government is caring for absence of social distancing which can increase coronavirus spread in the state.
The Premier had already told earlier that they will return to usual schedule for public transport in the city to avoid crowds in buses, the same was with Adelaide Metro, however, it did not work.
Health Minister advised people to avoid public transport, if they are afraid of infection. Though the government say they see sufficient number of trams in the streets, experts advise them to create some substituting buses.
Local Chef becomes Runner up in the Worlds first Online Video Competition.
When it comes to dedication nothing can keep this Chef down. From rising to be the Maine Chapter President of an international chef association, Brooke Grondin is a local chef from Buxton, Maine USA and her rise to international note has been inspiring.
Brooke just recently was awarded 2nd place in the International Chefs Bench Competition for 2020 by the World Association of Master Chefs (WAMC), narrowly missing out on the top spot by less than 4 votes.
But what makes this Chef’s story different from many others. Well the journey for starters. When many would have given up, Brooke has fought through and made a name for herself, keeping her eye on the goal of becoming recognized for her skills and abilities.
Her journey of over 25 years has been a struggle, just like many others in the industry but Brooke has always had a deep down desire to succeed and has fought through the challenges of life. She worked hard to fight for what she was entitled to and proved all those who doubted in her that she was worth more that they thought.
WAMC Global President Gaven Ferguson came across Brooke early this year and from the moment he spoke with her he knew there was a passion there that WAMC wanted for the USA. "Her total drive and confidence was apparent, even though I felt like she was not aware of it, so I took a chance on here and offered to have her head up the Maine Chapter. I had not felt so strongly about a chapter president before and I was confident that her drive would help spur on her determination for success." He was right.
Brooke has since participated in numerous competitions and now is know throughout the entire association as a Global Chefs Bench Winner.
She is writing a book, started her own business and has begun to build the chapter. This is a story worth talking about.
WAMC is now working with Brooke to drive the growth of the association in the United States and with her help, know that WAMC can support and grow the industry there.
Two more closed facilities in Melbourne
Recently two other homes for elderly in the capital of Victoria have been closed after having found one infected person with coronavirus. Though he tested negative the second time, he is considered to be still ill. A nurse says they were disappointed by this, but forced to be closed. She adds that they have very strict hygienic precautions. The government of Victoria does not want to repeat the story of Newmarch House in Sydney. All the employees are self-isolated for two weeks.
Victoria's results in fight with coronavirus are not as good as other Australian states have. Today 7 new cases of infection have been found. They are mostly connected with trips abroad and Melbourne's hotspots. 11 people are staying in hospital with COVID-19.
Hazelwood Power Station is fined for 2 million dollars
Three years ago Hazelwood mine in Victoria caused large fire in the region of the town Morwell. It is known that fire happened because coal reserves burst into fire and set on fire everything around. The experts say that the mine did not estimate risks of inflamation adequately. They also neither removed plants form their territory nor watered them, so increased risks to maximum by it. The fire led to people's death and complete evacuation of the town, continuing for almost 45 days.
Recently the court of Melbourne has fined the company for such great pollution of the environment. The fine consisted of 2 million dollars. However, the residents of the valley considered it too small fine. So, 380 000 dollars were demanded.