迪肯居民的安全始终是我的重中之重，我敦促社区中的所有成员遵循医学专家的建议，并在对待冠状病毒时运用他们的常识，就像对待严寒冬季里的流感一样。如果您需要更多信息，请致电政府的冠状病毒健康信息专线1800 020 080 或 访问 https://michaelsukkarfederalmemberfordeakin.cmail20.com/t/d-l-mvyhlk-htkrlytdj-t/
PARLIAMENT UPDATE:2 - 5th mar. 2020
Throughout this week, the Government has continued to take decisive action to ensure Australia stays on top of the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to listen and act on the advice of our medical experts and do all we can to help prevent the further spread of the virus.
Since writing to you on this matter earlier this week, the Government has announced additional travel restrictions preventing foreign nationals travelling to Australia from the Republic of Korea while those travelling from Italy will face additional screening upon entry to Australia. Previously implemented travel restrictions from Iran and mainland China remain in place.
The safety of Deakin residents continues to be my top priority and I urge all members of the community to follow the advice of medical experts and use their common sense when it comes to Coronavirus, in the same way you would for a severe winter flu season. If you would like further information, please call the Government's Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or visit https://michaelsukkarfederalmemberfordeakin.cmail20.com/t/d-l-mvyhlk-htkrlytdj-t/
The Government will also be taking steps to insulate the economy from the impact that the spread of the virus may have on growth, with a focus on keeping jobs in Australia, keeping businesses open and ensuring investment keeps flowing during these challenging times. We will be making appropriate announcements on these matters next week.
Despite all of this, I am pleased that this week's figures from the National Accounts for the December quarter showed that the economy grew by 2.2 per cent throughout 2019. This is encouraging news given the challenging circumstances we faced towards the end of last year and indicates that the Australian economy remains resilient in the face of significant economic shocks.
Finally, I was asked in Question Time this week about the rollout of the Government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme, which supports first home buyers to purchase a home with a deposit of as little as 5 per cent. Since the scheme began on 1 January, more than 7,000 guarantees have been reserved for first home buyers, underpinning the recent strength in the housing market.
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The Hon Michael Sukkar MP
Federal Member for Deakin
Minister for Housing & Assistant Treasurer