The Australian Government announced today that Newstart recipients will get a one-off cash payment of $750 from March 31 as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The package includes tax relief for small businesses, one-off cash payments for welfare recipients and money to help keep apprentices in work,” says the ABC.

According to the ABC, the Prime Minister also announced that “casual workers who contracted COVID-19, or had to isolate themselves, would be eligible for a Newstart welfare payment while out of work.”

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