This page provides members with direct links to coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information from official government sources and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). As the situation is evolving rapidly, we encourage members to continue visiting this site and the pages linked below.

We understand that these links might not answer all your questions. For individual advice and assistance, members should call us on 1300 478 000 or use our online contact form.

General workplace Rights (all Workers)

  • The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has developed a dedicated page for information about your rights at work, whether that be about leave, JobKeeper payment scheme, safety at work, etc. You can also subscribe to a regular email from this website. Keep checking back as the page is being updated regularly: https://www.actu.org.au/coronavirus
  • The HSU is also supporting the call for the introduction of 14-days special paid leave for all workers that can be used if and when workers are required to self-isolate and/or contract the virus. You can sign the petition calling on the Government to act here: https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/coronovirus-support-paid-sick-leave-for-casual-workers

health & Aged Care

Disability

State and Territory Government information

State and Territory Governments have also established dedicated websites about their health system responses, links are below:

OTHER GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

  • The main Australian Government website links to various official sources of information including income and financial support if you or a loved one has lost income during the pandemic: https://www.australia.gov.au

Social Media

Social media is becoming ever more important to stay connected, especially during this unprecedented time. However, we urge members to treat social media posts that have not been issued by official sources with a high degree of caution. Official sources of information at this time include:

If in doubt – check the whether the Facebook Page has been verified by Facebook, you can find out about Facebook verification here.

We understand that these links might not answer all your questions. For individual advice and assistance, members should call us on 1300 478 000 or use our online contact form.

 

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