Senate debates

Monday, 23 March 2020

Questions without Notice

Coronavirus

2:26 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Minister, students at TAFEs and universities who can no longer get casual work, as a result of the pandemic, as well as carers and people on the disability pension, will not be available for the $550-a-fortnight COVID-19 supplement. Will you extend the supplement to them so that they do not live beneath the poverty line and have to deal with the very real threats of rental eviction and having essential services cut off?

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