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Domestic Border Controls—Freight Movements Protocol

On 24 July 2020, the National Cabinet National Cabinet agreed a new Domestic Border Control Freight Movement Protocol to keep freight moving around Australia while minimising risks to workers and the community from COVID-19 transmission.

The protocol, also endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee, outlines measures that all states and territories agree will allow freight to move safely and efficiently across borders.

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Scam warning

The department has received reports of false social media advertisements, posts and/or direct messages regarding individuals or organisations' eligibility for Community Development Programme grants.

These messages could present a risk of scamming activity and the department encourages anyone seeing such messages to report them using the tools provided by social media platforms wherever possible.