27th Mar 2020

ACM lends trusted voice to encourage Australians to join the fight against coronavirus.

Today, the 14 daily newspapers of publisher ACM lend their trusted voice to calls from the Prime Minister, state premiers and health authorities for every Australian to join the fight against coronavirus by following official advice to just stay home.

The front pages of The Canberra Times and key regional mastheads including the Newcastle Herald, Illawarra Mercury, The Border Mail, The Courier in Victoria and The Examiner in Tasmania feature a simple but powerful visual message to highlight the critical role that every individual plays in the nation’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 infections.

Under the headline “In your hands” and a symbolic depiction of Australia, the newspapers implore their readers “for the sake of the country you love, now is the time to protect yourself and others” by following the official advice to stay home, practise social distancing and observe proper hand hygiene.

The message will also appear over the coming week in social media feeds and on the front pages of ACM’s other 150 local newspapers – a network that stretches into every state and territory.