Last updated 18 June
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Provided by Arts Law
The arts sector has been hit hard with cancellations and disruption in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Arts Law has put together answers to some of the most common question’s they have received from artists and arts organisations.
Australian Dept Health COVID 19 Aged care safety plan
Advice to carers who are ill with COVID-19
- In Queensland, Australia, a grassroots, community group of 100 older persons called Seniors Creating Change sings in public places and long-term care facilities to raise awareness of the root causes of ageism and social isolation. They also conduct health and well-being checks, sharing news and community - they are part of a global community that informed this UN policy brief on COVID-19 and older persons that identifies four key areas for action.
Provided by Economic Justice Australia
Information on what Centrelink can do for people affected by COVID-19. The factsheet covers:
- Economic Support Payment for Centrelink recipients
- Mutual Obligations
- Payments if you don’t currently get Centrelink
- Asset Hardship Provisions
People who need legal help with Centrelink issues can contact their local Economic Justice Australia member centre
Federal childcare assistance: Around one million families will receive free childcare during the coronavirus pandemic under a new plan from the Federal Government, which will pay 50 per cent of the childcare sector’s fee revenue. The funding will apply from 6 April.
Mindheart.co have produced this simple 'How to explain coronavirus to kids' : It's also available in 24 other languages.
Aha!Parenting.comhave produced these tips on 'Coping in the face of the Pandemic'
Advice to carers who are ill with COVID-19
Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) share their statement COVID-19 Statement of Concern: Human rights, disability and ethical decision-making
Provided by JobWatch
As a response to the unprecedented demand on the JobWatch Telephone Information Service due to the COVID – 19, JobWatch has released a COVID – 19: Employment Rights Q&A.
Equality Australia share a comprehensive directory of services, including legal services
ACON hosted a live online information session exploring COVID-19 and its impact on people of diverse sexualities and genders and people living with HIV (& links to other resources!)
WithRespect has developed a new 'COVID-19 and Family Violence for LGBTIQ+ people' resources page which includes information on access to key services and supports, resources and tips on safety planning. WithRespect is the Statewide family violence and intimate partner violence service supporting LGBTIQ+ communities and their families
Many legal and human rights advocates are deeply concerned about how police will enforce new public health laws. COVID-19 Policing in Australia aims to help monitor the everyday-impact of new policing powers, and whether they are being used responsibly. Have you experienced or witnessed problematic COVID policing in Australia? Report it
Factsheet No. 7: NSW COVID-19 Public Health Laws and Police Powers
This factsheet provides an overview of NSW Police powers to enforce new social distancing and isolation orders made under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW) and Biosecurity Act 2015 (Cth). The enforcement of COVID-19 public health orders is complex and subject to change.
Redfern Legal Centre aims to update this factsheet as changes occur. Last updated 6 April 2020.
Human Rights Law Centre share this Explainer on Prisons and COVID-19
Australia and the world face a public health emergency in coronavirus (COVID-19), but little has been said about the people in our prisons and youth detention centres.
- Ethnolink: Provides information about COVID-19 in 51 languages
- Deaf Australia: Coronavirus updates blog
- Expression Australia (former Victorian Deaf Society) : Auslan video updates
- Vision Australia: Virus news and assistance for the vision impaired
- Northern Territory remote community advice: COVID-19 messages in indigenous local languages
Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) have collated a comprehensive list of resources relating to COVID-19, particularly around gendered and intimate partner violence.
The NSW Women’s Alliance has developed an emergency briefing on COVID-19 that highlights key challenges and measures to support women, children, young and LGBTIQ people experiencing sexual, domestic and family violence during the COVID-19 crisis.
Domestic and family violence, sexual assault: Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia