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Fed Govt Announces Extra Support

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The federal government has announced new measures in relation to coronavirus. Prime Minister Scott Morrison continued to urge Australians to stay at home. The new funding, totalling $1.1 billion, will consist of: Medicare subsidy for tele-health to deliver health services at home extra support for mental health services more money for domestic violence initiatives emergency […]

The federal government has announced new measures in relation to coronavirus.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison continued to urge Australians to stay at home.

The new funding, totalling $1.1 billion, will consist of:

“Right now, it’s about getting more support to people in the community who need it most,” he said.

“Google has shown a 75 per cent increase in searches when it comes to concerns about domestic violence in recent days,” Mr Morrison said.

Income support

More income support will be made available. The PM said that solutions could not be ‘cut and pasted’ from other places.

He said the government was learning from the Centrelink problems this week due to high demand.

The income support – widely expected to be a wage subsidy – will be announced soon when arrangements are in place.

 

 

 

Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/03/fed-govt-extra-support/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fed-govt-extra-support

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