Position paper

There will be people in Australia for whom the indirect impacts of COVID-19 could be as dire as the virus itself. This position paper outlines recommendations on how to mitigate against this situation.

Main recommendations:

The development of a frontline workforce to mitigate the indirect impacts of COVID-19 for people where those indirect impacts may be as dire as the virus itself.

That governments work with legal assistance service representatives to determine the level of funding needed to provide legal assistance for issues arising due to the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath, for the many more people now eligible for it.

A working or sub-group within the National COVID19 Coordination Commission be established as a standing process through the COVID-19 crisis, with a cross-section of both government and non-government stakeholders across the services; and a remit to identify and resolve problems early and effectively.

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