Celia Hammond MP

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Some vulnerable groups such as the elderly, small businesses and people in self-isolation from COVID-19 will be provided with hand sanitiser through a new initiative led by The University of Western Australia, in collaboration with UWA’s local Federal MP, Celia Hammond. UWA scientists are making the sanitiser in the science laboratories using the World Health Organisation’s formula, having received approval from the Federal Minister for Health via the Federal Member for Curtin. The University is also engaging with WA Government authorities to see how any surplus sanitiser can be put to best use, and exploring further ways the University can support the COVID-19 response. UWA Professor Tony O’Donnell, Executive Dean, Faculty of Science said the University had world-class laboratories and a team of experienced scientists. “We are in a strong position to be able to make a difference in the community at a very difficult and challenging time,” Professor O’Donnell…

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Article written by David Cohen, in the front page of the Post Newspaper 21/03/2020 Curtin MP Celia Ham­mond has tapped into western sub­urbs’ “kind­ness and com­mu­nity” to help vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple with shop­ping and other needs. More than 200 lo­cals have al­ready signed up to do house­hold tasks for older peo­ple too afraid to jos­tle for gro­ceries or re­luc­tant to ex­pose them­selves in crowds to possible car­ri­ers of COVID-19. “It’s not go­ing to be over in two weeks,” Ms Ham­mond said. “It’s a mat­ter of us work­ing to­gether to get through it.” The Fed­eral MP’s elec­torate of­fice in Su­bi­aco is act­ing as a con­tact point for vol­un­teers and for peo­ple need­ing help. Many younger western sub­urb peo­ple are al­ready help­ing their older neigh­bours who have largely con­fined them­selves to their homes. Ms Ham­mond said the 19,000 se­niors in her elec­torate needed to be looked af­ter. This week she told lo­cal may­ors,…

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