ADF

ADF’S ‘BUSHFIRE ASSIST’ CONCLUDES

Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz has again thanked the Australian Defence Force and Army Reservists for their support in recent bushfires, following the announcement that Defence has formally ceased Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-2020. On 26 March 2020, having completed the emergency and recovery tasks requested by state and local authorities, defence concluded their efforts across Australia.…

CHANGES TO FOREIGN INVESTMENT FRAMEWORK

The Australian Government has announced temporary changes to the foreign investment review framework, to better protect Australia’s national interest as we deal with the economic implications arising from the spread of the coronavirus. Federal Member for Wright, Scott Buchholz strongly welcomed the new changes that were effective immediately. “The Australian Government has moved quickly, to…

Exemptions for heavy vehicle drivers at rest stops

The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet have tonight approved an exemption for roadhouses, dedicated truck stop facilities and truck driver lounges to remain open so Australia’s heavy vehicle drivers have access to showers, restrooms and facilities to undertake their mandated fatigue management breaks. Due to recent COVID-19 restrictions that apply…