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The government's new home-confinement requirements – and what it means for Queensland residents
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The government’s new home-confinement requirements – and what it means for Queensland residents

With rules differing from state to state, the ongoing government announcements and restrictions can be tricky to navigate. On Sunday March 29, Queensland's Chief Health Officer Dr Jeannette Young established new directions under the state's home-confinement requirements for residents of Queensland to help slow the spread of COVID-19. What does it mean? Can you leave your house? Should you be working? Who can you visit? Here's a breakdown of the state-specific directions and how it relates to you, as a resident and member of the workforce.  more

Current Events
Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 01 March 31
Gentlefolk

Good Vibes Guaranteed: Volume 01 March 31

We're going through a pretty crazy time together, friends. We've all had to adapt and make some serious changes to navigate this new world, The Weekend Edition included. You will have noticed that our usual content has shifted, but our commitment to keeping you informed with our mantra of positive media remains. The Weekend Edition is providing you with up-to-date information relating to the coronavirus crisis, breaking down news and announcements in a digestible format to help ease the stress and confusion for our community. What we're also here to do is provide you with some positive relief, some hope and some kindness in the time of coronavirus. Introducing Good Vibes Guaranteed – your weekly dose of feel-good stories and positivity, every Tuesday morning. more

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Dissecting SCOMO – helping you understand what closures, rules and announcements actually apply to Queensland now
Food & Drink

Dissecting SCOMO – helping you understand what closures, rules and announcements actually apply to Queensland now

On the evening of Sunday March 29, Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed the nation to outline further (tougher) restrictions to help curb the spread of coronavirus. The new rules cut any social gatherings to just two people – this applies for indoor and outdoor gatherings, as well as those on private properties. All people over the age of 70, those over 60 with a chronic illness and Indigenous people over 50 are all strongly advised to stay home. These new measures are in addition to the closures and announcements that have already been placed over the last two weeks. We’ll keep updating as more announcements come to light but here’s what you need to know now … more

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Federal Government launches official coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to keep Aussies informed
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Federal Government launches official coronavirus app and WhatsApp channel to keep Aussies informed

Now more than ever, we're glued to our phones in a bid to keep up with and decipher rapidly changing government advice, announcements and restrictions – not to mention the time we're spending scrolling through the surplus of jovial (yet highly relevant) isolation memes for a brief hit of positivity. To cut through the noise and make things a little easer, the Federal Government has launched an official coronavirus app and has joined the WhatsApp messaging service to give Australians instant access to the information they need to know. more

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Markets
Jan Powers Powerhouse Farmers Markets

Jan Powers Powerhouse Farmers Markets

Community
Davies Park Market

Davies Park Market

Music
Bon Iver 2020 Australian Tour

Bon Iver 2020 Australian Tour

Music
Camerata – Concerto

Camerata – Concerto

Events: What's on in Brisbane this week. Start planning your weekend

Exhibitions
Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages

Exhibitions
COLOUR: See the world in a new light

COLOUR: See the world in a new light

Exhibitions
TEMPORARILY CLOSED Water

TEMPORARILY CLOSED Water

Community
City Hall tours

City Hall tours

Exhibitions
Almost the Last Supper: New work by Merton Chambers

Almost the Last Supper: New work by Merton Chambers

kids
Holiday Music Program

Holiday Music Program

Exhibitions
TEMPORARILY CLOSED High Rotation

TEMPORARILY CLOSED High Rotation

Exhibitions
Rachel Burke – Wonderwall

Rachel Burke – Wonderwall

Exhibitions
A Fierce Hope

A Fierce Hope

Exhibitions
Megan Seres – Catherine, Ellen, Florence, Jane

Megan Seres – Catherine, Ellen, Florence, Jane

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How to support the local Brisbane arts and music scene during the coronavirus crisis
Gentlefolk

How to support the local Brisbane arts and music scene during the coronavirus crisis

Brisbane, right now our beloved music and arts industry (among others) is in crisis. All over the world, musicians are being forced to cancel concerts and tours left and right to try to curb the spread of coronavirus. Industry bodies are tallying losses over $200 million in Australia's music scene alone, and there will be more to come. While public health is paramount, the cancellations have affected everyone from artists to crew, management, promoters, agents, vendors, publicists, merchandisers, drivers, loaders, riggers and everyone else who relied on live events for their income. Visual artists have also taken a heavy hit to their ability to generate a living with city-wide gallery closures forcing the cancellation of upcoming exhibitions. We're all facing a tough road ahead but if you are in a position to help, here are a few ways you can show your support to Brisbane's struggling… more

Food News
A helping hand – these Australian distilleries are pivoting from booze to hand-sanitiser production
Food & Drink

A helping hand – these Australian distilleries are pivoting from booze to hand-sanitiser production

While we know and love them for making our favourite gins, whiskies, rums and vodkas, a bunch of Australian craft distilleries are pivoting away from spirits and toward the production of arguably one of the most valuable, highly demanded products in the world right now. No, it's not toilet paper – we're talking about alcohol-based hand sanitiser. By stepping in, repurposing and adapting to meet demand in these unforeseen circumstances, distilleries have found a new revenue stream in keeping your hands clean – and it also allows them to stay open (for now) and keep their staff employed. So, if your local supermarket has run out of precious sani', don't stress – these booze makers have got your back, as always. more

The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Michael Candy
I believe that physical, tangible experiences with technology are a course for healthier relationships with space and environment ... ~ Michael Candy more

Weekly Inspire… Theme of the Week: words of wisdom

If you can put a better thought into a child's head during their difficult years, then I think you've done something worthwhile ... ~ John Curro AM MBE

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