The government is making moves on its coronavirus stimulus package so that people on Newstart start receiving one-off payments of $500!
Sky News announced the package on Wednesday afternoon.
Sky News Political Editor, Andrew Clennell stated
“The size of it illustrates just how much the government fears a recession because of this coronavirus”
In comparison, for those that remember the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) from 2009, we saw the Rudd government give hand-outs of $900!
Unfortunately for those who have found themselves out of work quickly and unexpectedly, to get on Newstart you need to attend a face to face appointment-
Which obviously doesn’t work if you’re self-quarantining.