The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted people in varying ways on an international scale. The COVID-19 pandemic represents the most significant challenge to Australia’s economy since the Second World War, and it is estimated that it will leave an impact which will last for decades. Whilst we all stayed home during the lockdown, each one of us had a very important role to play, and today I want to thank each one of you for playing your part.
I would like to thank the residents of Western Metropolitan Region for adhering to the guidelines issued from time to time by the chief medical officer and the government. I would also like to thank all the people employed in the essential services, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, police, teachers, childcare workers, aged-care workers, people employed in supermarkets, logistics, construction and public transport, volunteers and all the others who were working tirelessly to make sure people in Victoria could stay at home safe.
During these unprecedented times my office in Western Metropolitan Region was inundated with queries. I would like to thank my team for staying agile and handling the issues with utmost professionalism.
Thank you to each one of us for giving up so many celebrations like Easter, Vaisakhi, Ramadan, birthday celebrations, Mother’s Day etc. so Australia could get to where we are today. Australia is the envy of the world amidst this pandemic, and I want to thank each one of you for contributing to this. Together we can and will come out on the other end of this pandemic.