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$267M Building boost to benefit tradies, regions and more

A $267 million building stimulus announced by the Premier today will support construction sector jobs and promote investment and economic development as the state recovers from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: $106M first home owner grants and regional home building boost Initiative: $100M housing construction...
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New $444 million housing stimulus for Western Australia

The McGowan Labor Government has announced a $444 million housing stimulus package to deliver a major boost to Western Australia's COVID-19 economic recovery, and support the building and construction sectors. Initiative: $117 million to provide homebuyers who build new houses with a $20,000 grant Initiative...
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$1000 rent relief grants to further support residential tenants

South Australian residential tenants who are suffering significant financial hardship as a result of COVID-19 restrictions may now be eligible for rent relief through a $1000 grant to their landlords. Initiative: Rent relief through a $1000 grant to their landlords
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'HomeBuilder' program to drive economic activity across the residential construction sector

From today until 31 December 2020, HomeBuilder will provide all eligible owner-occupiers (not just first home buyers) with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home. Construction must be contracted to commence within three months of the contract...
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Assisting Tasmanian renters during COVID-19

The establishment of the COVID-19 Rent Relief Fund will ensure targeted support of up to $2000 or four weeks rent is available for tenants suffering from extreme hardship. Initiative: Rent Relief Fund
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Helping multicultural Victorians through coronavirus

The Victorian Government is supporting multicultural and multifaith families to ensure they stay connected to their communities amid the coronavirus pandemic. Initiative: Income support for multicultural Victorians
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Supporting first home buyers in regional Victoria

The Victorian Government is extending the $20,000 First Home Owner Grant for people buying or building a new home in regional Victoria for an extra 12 months, in another measure to support Victorians through the coronavirus pandemic. Initiative: First Home Owner Grant Extension
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New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction

The McGowan Government has announced a new package to support tenants, landlords and the construction industry in the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: $30 million for grants of up to $2,000 for residential tenants who have lost their job and face financial hardship due to COVID-19
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$7.8 million cash boost to help with cost of living

Up to 11,000 South Australians will receive a once-off $500 cash boost to help ease cost of living pressures as part of the Marshall Liberal Government's $1 billion stimulus package in response to COVID-19. Initiative: Up to 11,000 South Australians will receive a once-off $500...
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Support for temporary visa holders

The Tasmanian Government's number one priority is to keep Tasmanians safe from coronavirus and we will also not turn our back on temporary visa holders in our State. Initiative: Support for Temporary Visa Holders
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COVID-19 support for Canberrans facing homelessness or domestic and family violence

Today the ACT Government announced the details of $3 million in funding to provide support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence Initiative: Funding for service providers...
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Home improvement scheme expanded and extended

Due to the overwhelming success of the Home Improvement Scheme, the Territory Labor Government is expanding it and extending it to help more households and save more jobs. Initiative: Home Improvement Scheme Expanded and Extended
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Domestic violence support during COVID-19 crisis

Police and domestic violence frontline services remain at the ready to support victims and their families as the state continues to respond to the coronavirus threat. Initiative: Temporary accommodation for domestic violence survivors
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$130 billion JobKeeper payment to keep Australians in a job

The Morrison Government will provide a historic wage subsidy to around 6 million workers who will receive a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight through their employer, before tax. Initiative: Income support partner pay income test Initiative: JobKeeper wage subsidy
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Supporting sole traders through the effects of Coronavirus

The Morrison Government is expanding the eligibility criteria for JobSeeker Payment to support sole traders and Australians who are self-employed if their income is negatively affected by the economic impact of the Coronavirus. Initiative: JobSeeker eligibility expanded to sole traders and self-employed Australians
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Supporting students through the effects of Coronavirus

The Morrison Government is expanding the eligibility criteria for the fortnightly $550 Coronavirus supplement to Australians receiving student support payments. Initiative: Coronavirus Supplement eligibility extended
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Supporting Australian workers and business

The Commonwealth Government has today released the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus and help build a bridge to recovery. A total of $189 billion is being injected into the economy by all arms of Government in...
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Initial economic survival package to support Territory economy

The ACT Government has announced an economic survival package as the first phase in our plan to protect as many jobs as possible and support Canberra households and businesses. Initiative: Rebates of $150 on residential rates Initiative: Rebate for residential utilities
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Media release 20 Mar 2020: Prime Minister

Today, the National Cabinet met again on our commitment to work together to keep Australians healthy as we can, to protect them, and to ensure that we keep Australia running together. Today, we made further decisions, many of which we've had flagged from our last...
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Ministerial statement COVID-19 response measures

Work the Government is undertaking to both contain and respond to the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic - COVID-19 - on the Tasmanian community. Initiative: One-off emergency relief payments of $250 for individuals and up to $1000 for families - available to casual workers...