Chief Minister Andrew Barr spoke to local business about economic recovery and the ACT Government’s plan for jobs during a business support webinar.
Businesses in the Canberra region are invited to a webinar to hear from the Commonwealth, ACT Government and ACT Local Business Commissioner about what support measures are in place and how you can access them.
The ACT Government will be enacting directions on the temporary closure of non-essential activities and businesses to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This reflects the decision made at National Cabinet on non-essential service closures and maintains consistency with the NSW approach. It is important that the rules are the same throughout the Canberra region.
Following similar announcements from the Premier of Victoria and the Premier of New South Wales, I will also be informing National Cabinet that the ACT will proceed to a more comprehensive shutdown of non-essential services over the next 48 hours. I expect all states and territories will do the same.
The ACT Government has announced an economic survival package as the first phase in the plan to protect as many jobs as possible and support Canberra households and businesses.
The program of events at all nine public library branches and the ACT Heritage Library has been suspended from tomorrow, Thursday 19 March 2020, until further notice.