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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian recently announced a wide-scale easing of COVID-19 restrictions for the state to get the economy moving.

“We need to fire up our economy; we need to get people back into jobs; we need to see some resemblance of normality come back,” said Ms Berejiklian after announcing that from Friday 15th May, cafes and restaurants would be allowed to have up to 10 customers plus playgrounds and pools allowed to reopen.

WA premier Mark McGowan also recently released a highly anticipated roadmap to lead WA out of the Covid-19 restrictions with cafes, restaurants, indoor and outdoor gatherings now allowed a max of 20 people, weddings and funerals will able to have up to 30 people attend if outdoors as well as the easing of many border restrictions.

Earlier this month Prime Minister Scott Morrison released a three-step process to get 1 million Australians back to work and open up the economy in which the individual State and territory leaders have said they will follow the plan but to the speed suitable to their regions.

This is a summary of the article ‘WA leads the way as states eye recovery’ by Edmund Tadros, Natasha Boddy and Julie-anne Sprague |The Australian Financial Review – AFR | Monday 11th May 2020.