Disaster payments to stop regardless of lockdown

This is really mean. The Treasurer announced today that once vaccination rates reach 70 percent, disaster payments will start to be phased out. They will then be tapered off over 2 weeks after 80 percent of people over 16 are fully vaccinated.

Josh Frydenberg says this will give certainty. Certainty that a lot of people still in lockdown will be on JobSeeker rates and in serious financial trouble!

Of course it’s a ploy to get state governments to remove restrictions and/or find the money to replace those disaster payments.

We are all sick of lockdown but with 950+ new cases in Victoria it’s not the time to open up.

See here for the full story in The Monthly

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