Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Questions without Notice

Coronavirus Supplement

2:32 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Families and Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Siewert for her question. The one thing that the Morrison-McCormack government is absolutely committed to is making sure that we support all Australians by providing a safety net for those people who find themselves without work. But, Senator Siewert, we recognise that we have been through a once-in-a-hundred-year crisis and that the impact of that crisis has been severe across our entire economy. That's why we put in place the coronavirus supplement and a raft of other measures to support Australians through this crisis.

As part of that, we have made decisions on a regular basis about how much additional support we need to continue to put into the economy to make sure that we support Australians through this really difficult time. We put in place the coronavirus supplement back in March, and we continue to have that supplement in place. It continues in place at the moment for the three months to 31 December then it will remain in place from 1 January at a rate of $150—


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