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Cops set to check up on anyone ‘flagrantly flouting’ isolation rules


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“If somebody has misunderstood what quarantine means and they are out, then a reminder to be home is appropriate. If somebody is flagrantly flouting and putting especially vulnerable people, or people in a really concentrated place, at risk then that’s of another order.”

Dr Sutton has not ruled out setting up a single Victorian hospital as the exclusive centre for the coronavirus outbreak but said his “gut feeling” was that every major hospital in Melbourne would face a huge surge in infected patients as the crisis unfolds.

Dr Brett Sutton said health authorities had to be open to “all kinds of possibilities” as the number of Victorian cases climbed to 71.

“My gut feeling is that all hospitals will need to take patients,” he said.

“But the idea of cohorting, or having all patients with coronavirus or respiratory illness together, which saves on personal protective equipment and staffing is the way to go.

“If that includes amongst them a hospital that is exclusively for coronavirus patients and that works operationally then we should absolutely explore it.”

The state of emergency declaration gives authorities powers under public health and wellbeing laws to enforce a ban on gatherings of more than 500 people and to fine or even detain people who flout quarantine orders.

The laws, which have never been used before, give Dr Sutton the ability to do what he believes is necessary to contain the spread of the virus and reduce the risk to the public.

Fines of up to $20,000 could be imposed on anyone refusing to comply with a public health order issued under the legislation.

Mr Andrews warned on Monday morning there could be spot checks by police on people who had been placed in 14-day self isolation after returning from overseas.

What Victoria’s state of emergency means

A state of emergency grants special powers to government authorities to protect the public in an extraordinary situation.

The Victorian government declared a four-week state of emergency from midday on Monday, March 16 using the special laws for the first time.

It will allow large areas or even suburbs and specific businesses to be isolated, and activates extraordinary powers to enforce self-isolation, prevent people from entering large venues and shut down mass gatherings.  

Under this state of emergency the government can:

  • Prohibit mass gatherings of more than 500 people. However, airports, schools and universities, aged care facilities, food markets, and emergency services are among the current exemptions.
  • Schools exempt for now, but large gatherings such as assemblies or lectures are being restricted. 
  • Large public spaces needed for people to pass through such as Federation Square or Bourke Street Mall are excluded. 
  • Impose self-quarantine on anyone who has returned from overseas travel to any country after a specified date, though flight crews and Pacific Island citizens returning home will not need to self isolate.
  • Spot checks on people in enforced self-isolation.
  • Detain any person to eliminate risk to public health.
  • Prevent any person or group from entering a defined emergency area.
  • Impose penalties of up to $20,000 on individuals who fail to comply with a direction under the state of emergency. Body corporates can be fined up to $100,000.

More than 7000 Victorians will also have their elective surgeries fast-tracked to be completed in the next few weeks to free up capacity in hospitals as health officials across the country scramble to prepare for a “tsunami” of COVID-19 patients.

Griffith University infectious diseases expert Professor Nigel McMillan welcomed the extreme measures, including police enforcement of public health orders, as he warned cases of the potentially deadly virus were expected to continue to grow exponentially in Australia in the coming weeks.

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Professor McMillan said while measures may seem extreme, they were necessary to protect the public as he highlighted multiple examples in Australia of people who had tested positive to the virus but then flouted strict quarantine guidelines.

In one case, a man aged in his 20s who later tested positive for the virus ignored warnings to stay away from public places, visiting two popular night spots and working a shift at a major inner-city hotel in Hobart while awaiting his results.

In other cases, a man who tested positive after arriving in Tasmania from Iran left the hospital to enter self-isolation at home until the results came in but visited a city supermarket to stock up on the way, while another man from Townsville reportedly flew into New Zealand after testing positive to the virus.

“While most Australians are following the advice of health authorities there have still been numerous cases where people have not done the right thing whether that is due to ignorance or lack of clear understanding of the risk they are posing to the public and it is simply not good enough,” Professor McMillan said.

“We say this over and over – while you may get a mild illness from infection, the self-isolation is critical to protect our parents and our grandparents and those at most risk of getting a severe illness.”

Professor McMillian said as of Monday morning there had been 22 reported cases in which Australians aged over 70 had been diagnosed with coronavirus and five of them have since died.

“That’s a nearly one in four fatality rate,” he said.

“Now it is very early days and the data may pan out and we could see about a 15 per cent death rate for this age group like we have in other countries. But there is no doubt this is a really serious group and by doing the hard work now, by acting fast and protecting the spread of infection, we can reap the benefits later.”

Professor McMillan urged those in the over 65 age group and those with comorbidities or other underlying health conditions, to avoid large social gatherings.

“They really should not be attending large public gatherings at all,” Professor McMillan said.

Updated health advice for Australians

The symptoms of coronavirus include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath; and
  • Breathing difficulties

If you suspect you or a family member has coronavirus you should call (not visit) your GP or ring the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

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Private schools begin sending students home for remote learning


The Herald understands that up to 10 schools have made that decision and are informing their communities from today. One of them is Alpha Omega Senior College in Auburn.

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“This will involve remote teaching of students at home,” Dr Newcombe said.

“Some schools with the capacity and bandwidth to do so will teach students online. Others will set tasks and assignments using email.”

Official advice from state and federal governments is that schools do not need to close, as the virus might actually spread more if young people are free to roam through shopping centres and public areas rather than being in a classroom.

It would also force key health workers to leave their workplaces when they are needed most to look after their children. Experience overseas has shown children only experience a mild form of the virus.

NSW Chief Health officer Kerry Chant said school closures were only effective if they were prolonged, and if they shut now, it would be unclear when they could re-open. “If there were still a large pool of susceptible students when schools are re-opened, there would be likely to be re-emergence of transmission in the community,” she said in a statement.

“School closures may still be considered late in the outbreak in anticipation of a peak in infection rates, for a shorter period of time. Short term reactive school closures may also be warranted to allow cleaning and contact tracing to occur.

“At this stage, the spread of COVID-19 in the community is at quite low levels. It may be many months before the level of community infection is again as low as it is at the moment. A decision to close campus operations now on the current level of community transmission may therefore see schools closed for many months.”

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“AISNSW continues to strongly advise independent schools to follow NSW Department of Health advice, while recognising that schools each have different contexts,” Dr Newcombe said.

“Boarding schools, in particular … would be required to close their boarding houses if a COVID-19 case is confirmed. Independent schools have received the same advice as government schools in regard to cancelling assemblies, excursions etc until further notice.

Some parents are already keeping their students at home, even though their schools are operating.

Independent school International Grammar School emailed parents on Monday saying if they had made that decision, the school would work with the family to ensure the child’s learning continued remotely.

St Andrews Cathedral school, which has been running trials of its online systems, said it was taking government advice to keep the school open, albeit with changes such as cancelling events and assemblies.

Headmaster John Collier said there were many issues to consider when closing schools, such as supervision at home and whether students would take the virus to other parts of the community, such as shopping centres.

“An early closure of schools may be very unhelpful, as medical experts predict the virus will peak in Australia in May,” he said in a letter to parents. “Accordingly, if schools close now and open later, they may be opening at the time of greatest vulnerability.

·”[An early closure] may consign us to be closed for up to six months, which is the predicted life of any epidemic in Australia. We have real doubts as to whether our parents, and indeed our students, could cope with a closure of that length, given the supervision requirements of our younger students and the sophisticated curriculum requirements of our older students.”

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Todd Greenberg says NRL players could face salary cuts during coronavirus crisis


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March 16, 2020 11:22:40

NRL boss Todd Greenberg says players may be asked to take a pay cut as the league grapples with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

Key points:

  • Todd Greenberg said a league-wide shutdown would be “catastrophic” for the NRL
  • The NRL will play matches behind closed doors from round two
  • Greenberg would not rule out paying reduced salaries to players, but said it would be an “extraordinary measure”

“The word catastrophic is not one that we use lightly,” Greenberg said on AM when asked about the impact a shutdown would have on the code.

“This will have significant financial and commercial implications, not just for the game and the centre as a governing body, but our clubs and more broadly as an industry.”

Melbourne Storm captain Cameron Smith called for the league to be suspended after playing in his side’s 18-4 victory over Manly Sea Eagles in front of 10,315 fans at Brookvale Oval on Sunday, saying the COVID-19 crisis was “bigger than rugby league.”

Greenberg said Smith “certainly had a point”.

“As you’d imagine, there are lots of voices in this issue,” he said.

“But we’ll always do what’s best for the players. You can rest assured that is at the forefront of our decision making.”

Players could be asked to take salary cuts

Greenberg said the prospect of not playing matches would have several knock-on effects, including on payment of players.

“We have a huge, fixed-cost base,” he said.

“There’s very, very few businesses that I know that can continue to get by when their fixed costs are higher than their revenues.

“We have a number of games we have to fulfil to provide content to our broadcasters, and the broadcasters pay us a fee for that.

“Clearly, if we don’t provide the content as scheduled, there are commercial impacts to that.

“That’s an issue we’re facing.”

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Greenberg said the league’s collective bargaining agreement allowed for players’ pay to be cut, but said that would be an “extraordinary measure”.

“We haven’t done that yet,” he said.

“We have got … provisions around what we would call material adverse change.

“That’s something that is available to us, but it would be an extraordinary measure.”

NRL still wants help from the Federal Government

In the meantime, Greenberg echoed the comments of ARLC chairman Peter V’landys in saying that the league would call on the Government to provide assistance.

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“Rugby league is an enormous industry providing enormous economic impact to our country,” he said.

“The principle, and I understand there will be public commentary against us on this, but the principle is that sport in this country … is a huge economic multiplier and we’re a part of the social fabric of this country.

“It’s really hard to put a figure on it [how much playing behind closed doors will cost the league] as the impact is very much unknown.

“We do have money put aside but … that will only last a very short amount of time in an issue like this.

“At the moment, what we’re facing is just playing in empty stadiums. If we move from playing in empty stadiums to no games … then that will only fast-track that problem for us.

“I think every sport will be facing very difficult economic circumstances, so a conversation with the Federal Government and the state governments is an option that we would like to take forward.

“At the moment, we’re doing everything we can to make sure our industry stays afloat.”

However, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Sydney radio that: “The NRL is not high on the list at the moment.”

Greenberg said he had not had conversations with the league’s broadcast partners, Fox Sports and Channel 9, yet, but they had been “incredibly supportive”.

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Deliveroo, Domino’s, Uber, Coles announce zero contact delivery option


Fast food chains and delivery services are going the extra mile to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus among staff and customers.

Domino’s is now offering customers in Australia and New Zealand the option of choosing a zero contact delivery – meaning their order will be delivered “piping hot and fresh like usual, but with no direct contact between you and your Delivery Expert.”

Domino’s told News Corp the free service was “in response to some customers wishing to limit unnecessary physical contact during the current COVID-19 health crisis.”

CEO Nick Knight said: “All of our stores follow strict food safety and hygiene procedures, including regular handwashing, stations and wearing gloves when making pizzas.

“If offering the option of a Zero Contact Deliver gives our team members and customers peace of mind, then it’s a step we’re willing to take.”

Domino’s announcement comes just hours after the World Health Organisation officially declared the coronavirus a global pandemic.

It also follows Uber offering Uber Eats customers the option of having their food delivery left at their door.

In a statement to customers overnight, Uber said it was “actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and taking steps to help keep our communities safe”.

“We understand that you may be relying more on food delivery right now. If you prefer, you can leave a note in the Uber Eats app to ask your delivery person to leave your food at the door,” the statement read.

“Any driver or delivery person who is diagnosed with COVID-19 or is individually asked to self-isolate by a public health authority will receive financial assistance for up to 14 days while their account is on hold.

“We’ve already helped drivers in some affected areas, and we’re working to quickly implement this worldwide.”

Uber said it was working to provide drivers with disinfectants to help keep their cars clean, even though supplies were limited.

“We’re partnering with manufacturers and distributors to source as much as possible. We’ll be prioritising distribution to drivers in cities with the greatest need,” the company said.

Menulog told News Corp “you can now request contactless deliveries for your card payment orders by using the notes box on our app or website” as well.

“All couriers will be on the lookout for Contactless Delivery Instructions,” the Menulog team said.

“Customers can feel confident to continue to order from local restaurants as they normally would, knowing we are taking food safety and health very seriously and will continue to update guidance as the situation evolves.

“We have also implemented additional measures internally, including additional workspace cleaning and supplies for Menulog employees, who also have the flexibility to utilise our remote working options.”

Coles told News Corp customers had always had the option to receive an “unattended delivery” when ordering online, where the customer service agent leaves their groceries at their front door, removing the need for any face-to-face interaction.

“Every Coles Online delivery van has also been equipped with hand sanitiser for CSAs to use between deliveries,” a spokeswoman said.

Deliveroo Australia co-founder Will Shu said: “Deliveroo customers can add instructions for the delivery driver in the app, which allows them to request that the driver leaves the food at the door.

“As well as food from restaurants and takeaways, you can also order kitchen and household products from local stores and supermarkets on the Deliveroo app, making every day life that much easier.

“We’ve (also) launched a fund to support our riders who are at the heart of our business. We want to ensure they stay safe while working, so riders who are diagnosed with Coronavirus and find that they are unable to work during this period are eligible for financial support.

“We are working with a leading pharmacy brand to set up a voucher scheme to give all riders access to free hand sanitisers and masks. Whilst we are setting all this up, we will be refunding riders for hand sanitisers they purchase.”

Door Dash told News Corp it is actively working to develop and implement strategies to protect the health and safety of its community.

“This program will provide up to two weeks of assistance to Dashers and Caviar couriers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 or who are subject to quarantine at the direction of public health officials,” a spokesman said.

“The program will be available globally in all of the markets we serve in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

“Further details on the program, including how to request financial assistance, will be made available to Dashers and Caviar couriers in the coming days.”

Door Dash is reminding those in affected areas of the delivery instruction feature, which they can use for requests for food to be left at the door along with a photo of where the food should be left through the app.

They are testing enhanced drop-off options for contactless delivery to be rolled out shortly.

“We have also begun distributing much-needed supplies to Dashers in affected areas, such as hand sanitisers and gloves,” she said.

“We are working closely with our merchant community to share best practices on how they can adjust their in-store and off-premise operations, such as removing items in open packaging, taping over straw holes, having food handlers place all items in bags and offering new and innovative packaging options.”





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ASX dives lower as Fed move spooks markets


Australia’s volatile sharemarket has plunged almost seven per cent after sentiment for equities suddenly soured in the US following rate cuts from the Federal Reserve and other central banks.

Futures had been pointing to a one per cent rise on Monday but the benchmark S&P/ASX200 dropped 373 points, or 6.74 per cent, to 5,166 at 1015 AEDT on Monday.

The ASX has tumbled in early trade on Monday.

The ASX has tumbled in early trade on Monday.Credit:Louie Douvis

The broader All Ordinaries index sank 368.5 points, or 6.59 per cent, to 5,222.2 after the US futures markets opened lower following Federal Reserve and other central bank rate cuts.

Industrials shed almost 10 per cent, while the energy and consumer discretionary indices dived more than eight per cent after 15 minutes of trading.



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Man with gunshot wound flees to McDonald’s


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Armed Crime Squad detectives are now investigating the shooting.

It comes as the city reels from a spike in gun crime with twice as many people shot dead in Melbourne last year.

Earlier this month an Age investigation revealed that 52 people were shot and 14 fatally gunned down across the state in 2019, twice as many as the previous 12 months, with handguns increasingly used by criminals to settle drug debts or underworld disputes.

While data showed the most common place to receive non-fatal gunshot wounds was the hip and knee area, 15.4 per cent of victims were shot in the upper body and 17.3 per cent to the head.

Already this year, at least seven people have been shot, one fatally, in a string of public shootings that include the unsolved daylight killing of underworld identity Nabil Maghnie on a busy Epping street in January.

Other 2020 shootings include a February 8 attack on a kebab shop owner at Sunbury that left grandfather Yusuf Kucukbas with a wound to the leg.

Gunshot casings examined just off Chapel Street.

Gunshot casings examined just off Chapel Street.Credit:Eddie Jim

A week later Machar Machar, 19, was shot in the hand at the rear of Chapel Street nightspot Chasers in South Yarra.

Then, on March 7, aspiring hip hop artist Kevin Passanise, 25, was critically injured when he was shot in the upper body while parked in a driveway in Shrives Road, Narre Warren South.



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Coronavirus forces Wellington Phoenix to move to Australia for remainder of A-League campaign


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The Wellington Phoenix have confirmed they intend to play out their A-League season in Australia but coach Ufuk Talay says a sensible outcome would be to suspend the competition.

Key points:

  • The Phoenix want the FFA to consider suspending the competition because of the coronavirus pandemic
  • The club has committed to staying in Australia during the coming weeks, although the players will be subject to 14 days of self-isolation
  • They sit third on the A-League ladder and are chasing a first championship title

The third-placed Phoenix will fly to Sydney on Tuesday and are committed to being based in the city for at least six weeks, as they bid to clinch a maiden title in a competition thrust into chaos by the coronavirus.

Talay’s team and their opponents in Wellington this evening (local time), the Melbourne Victory, will both need to undergo a mandatory 14-day period of self-isolation under the border restriction rules introduced by the Australian Government soon before kick-off.

Wellington will be unable to play away fixtures scheduled for next week — against Sydney FC on Wednesday and the Newcastle Jets on Sunday — while Victory’s next two matches against the Brisbane Roar and the Perth Glory will also need to be rescheduled.

Both teams would likely emerge from isolation to face a jam-packed schedule until the end of the regular season.

Talay said it would make sense for Football Federation Australia to suspend the A-League for a period of time.

He said such a move would allow all teams to take stock and compete on a level-playing field while authorities gained a clearer picture on virus containment.

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“I believe it needs a break to let this settle down … and I think everyone knows what they need to do moving forward,” Talay said after his team’s 3-0 win over the 10th-placed Victory in Wellington.

“I just think common sense should prevail. The first thing to the forefront should be player safety.”

The Australian Government’s decision to introduce the period of isolation has not gone down well with at least one of the Victory’s players.

Captain Ola Toivonen took to Twitter to voice his confusion about the Government’s announcement.

“Friday we were promised, by the Australian Government, that there would be no ramifications returning to Australia on Monday,” Toivonen tweeted.

The Victory released a statement this evening saying they would “comply with the necessary protocols” when they return to Australia on Monday.

Talay said he needed to learn more about the logistical requirements of self-isolation.

He understood his players could train together as they would have travelled as a group, as long as sessions were not in a public place where they could come into contact with anybody from outside the group.

Phoenix general manager David Dome said before kick-off in Wellington that no players had been forced to commit to the Australian mission.

But Talay said he had buy-in from them all when the subject was raised after the match.

The one question mark could be over former Socceroos defender Luke DeVere, whose wife is due to give birth within the next two weeks.

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Scott Morrison imposes self-isolation for all arrivals


Prime Minister Scott Morrison has warned Australians to expect further restrictions and intrusions into their daily lives as the government took further steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

From midnight all people coming to Australia will have to self-isolate for 14 days, while cruise ships will be banned from arriving at Australian ports for an initial 30 days.

While schools will remain open, “social distancing” will be increased and aged care facilities are under review.

The states will also be considering their own public health emergency status.

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“We’re going to have to get used some or more changes over the next six months or so,” Mr Morrison told reporters in Sydney on Sunday after a phone hook-up with state and territory leaders under a new national cabinet.

“There will be further intrusions, further restrictions on people’s movement and their behaviour.”

He said there was a wide discussion about school closures, but the advice is that it would have a negative impact on tackling COVID-19.

This is because taking children out of school would expose them to the broader community and at the same time risks disrupting the availability of critical health workers as they look after their children.

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The government is clarifying its legal position when it comes to police powers, including whether fines can be handed to individuals who flout self-isolation requirements.

The states have reportedly backed the changes, according to The Australian, who would be responsible for penalties which could range from 12 months’ jail, to fines of up to $50,000.

The Council of Australian Governments on Friday heeded expert advice that all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people in Australia should be cancelled from Monday.

Major events including the Melbourne Grand Prix, Sydney’s Easter Show and Vivid light festival have been canned.

Sunday’s meeting came as the number of virus cases rose above 300 in Australia, with the death toll remaining at three.

More than 150,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide, with more than 5600 deaths.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said things are changing on a daily basis.

“What is different about Australia … we are not yet in winter,” Professor Kelly told reporters.

“All of the places we are seeing this virus really escalate quickly now, to other parts of the world, are in the Northern Hemisphere. They are in the latter part of their winter months.”

On “social distancing”, Mr Morrison explained there will be no more handshakes when he meets his cabinet colleagues and as a precautionary step, the cabinet will be meeting more regularly by video-conferencing.

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On parliament itself, the prime minister said he is working on arrangements with the Speaker in the House of Representatives and the president of the Senate. “We have important work to do when parliament resumes on Monday week and will focus on that,” he said.

Australians are being urged to play their part to help stem the spread of the coronavirus as part of a national campaign.

A letter from Mr Morrison, Health Minister Greg Hunt and Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy ran in newspapers across the country on Sunday, along with the latest information on COVID-19.

It urges people to wash their hands frequently, cover coughs and sneezes, and dispose of tissues, and avoid contact with others if they’re feeling unwell.

“Containing the spread of an infection like COVID-19 comes down to every Australian playing their part by looking after their own hygiene, looking out for each other, and staying informed,” the letter reads.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews urged people not to stockpile, saying if people go out and buy two months of goods rather than two weeks, the shelves will soon be empty, “The only people who suffer then are vulnerable people who might not have got to the shops or can’t go to four different supermarkets to get the basics they need,” he told reporters in Melbourne.



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Step Into Life franchise on the brink of collapse


At its peak, there were 165 Step Into Life franchises operating across Victoria, NSW and Queensland, but the number has now dropped to fewer than 50 and franchisees claim the charges have driven customers away.

Darren Farrell was appointed as general manager to run the franchise while Mr Cargnello fought the charges but Mr Farrell resigned on Friday.

In an email from Mr Cargnello to Mr Farrell seen by The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Mr Cargnello said he was consulting insolvency practitioners about Step Into Life.

“As you probably realise this is not a vanilla insolvency,” he said. “The company has substantial assets and rights to future income. There have been no drawings and substantial capital injections. It is my responsibility as director of the trustee company and of the insolvency agency to ensure that the interests of employees, creditors and beneficiaries of the trust are protected.”

Mr Cargnello said franchisees needed to use “appropriate channels” and could not avoid any liabilities to Step Into Life.

“All I can say right now is that Phoenix cannot avoid insolvency other than by me making further capital injections which I have ruled out,” he said in the email.

Phoenix Outdoor Trading is the trustee for the Step into Life Discretionary Trust.

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“How that insolvency is structured to protect the interests of all stakeholders while still allowing the insolvency agent full power to chase debtors is still under consideration,” Mr Cargnello said in the email to Mr Farrell.

In a statement to The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald Mr Cargnello said Step Into Life had not been trading while insolvent and he had paid all its bills as and when they fell due.

“If delinquent debtors force Phoenix into liquidation by refusing to meet the contractual obligations it will be removed as trustee, put into liquidation and a liquidator will be appointed who will pursue those debts,” he said. “If that occurs Step into Life will continue to operate under the new structure advised by our legal representatives.”

A franchisee who did not wish to be named said franchisees are very vulnerable and do not know what to do next.

“I have been a franchisee for more than ten years but given the publicity, business is dying,” he said.

Former franchisee Veronica Cipriani said she is in debt $40,000 after she shut her Step Into Life franchise in the Melbourne suburb of Carnegie in September last year.

“For me, it was when my customers started asking about it,” she said. “My contract was up so I decided to walk away and suffer the loss instead of going against my own morals and beliefs.”

A hearing for an application in Mr Cargnello’s case is listed for Thursday.

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