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Smokescreen: the rhetoric and reality of federal bushfire recovery funding

This report examines the allocation and distribution of federal funds from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020, following the bushfire crisis of 2019-2020. While large pledges were made by the Morisson Government to support families and businesses, much of the funding appears to be...
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Virtual summit explores domestic and family violence victims’ safety during COVID-19

Tackling domestic and family violence in the COVID-19 pandemic was the focus of Australia's first COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Virtual Summit today, with frontline service providers and sector experts helping the state government to chart a path forward. Initiative: $2 million for domestic and...
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Targeted support for Victorians struggling with energy bills

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D'Ambrosio announced the $3.7 million package today, which includes new financial counsellors and online training for more than 1,100 frontline community workers so Victorians experiencing hardship can get immediate support to manage electricity and gas bills. Initiative...
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The Territory’s jobs rescue and recovery plan

The Territory Labor Government will deliver a $65 million Jobs Rescue & Recovery Plan to protect Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus. Initiative: Home Improvement Scheme Initiative: Freeze on utilities
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Update on coronavirus measures

The Prime Minister, state and territory Premiers and Chief Ministers met today for the National Cabinet and agreed to further actions to protect the Australian community from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Initiative: Supplement the viability of residential aged care facilities (including National Torres Strait...
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Urgent support for 300 charities and community organisations

The Morrison Government is providing an immediate $100 million funding injection to more than 300 charities and community organisations to support Australians in the wake of the coronavirus economic downturn. Initiative: Funding and support for 300 charities
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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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Unprecedented new social and economic support package released

The Social and Economic Support Package we have announced today is unprecedented in the history our state in both size, and breadth. Initiative: Social and Economic Support Packages Initiative: Freeze payment of the Community Fire levy next financial year Initiative: Increase pool of available houses...
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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...
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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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More homelessness and public housing support in COVID-19 fight

Almost $6 million will be provided to Victorian homelessness organisations to help protect Victorians at risk of or experiencing homelessness because of the COVID-19 virus and manage any outbreaks. Initiative: Temporary Accommodation for rough sleepers
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$3 million strengthens pandemic response to violence in the home

Support services for people experiencing family and domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic will be boosted by more than $3 million in Commonwealth funding. Initiative: Pandemic response to violence in the home
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$159 million COVID-19 relief fund to provide crisis support

Premier Mark McGowan and Lotterywest have today established a $159 million COVID-19 relief fund to provide support to organisations that are helping people experiencing hardship. Initiative: COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide crisis support
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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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Breaking the cycle of homelessness

More than 1,200 people who were sleeping rough in NSW have been helped into temporary accommodation through the rapid expansion of assertive outreach to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Initiative: Temporary Accommodation for rough sleepers Initiative: Increased outreach capacity Initiative: Effort to find permanent housing...
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Commonwealth funding boost to address domestic and family violence during COVID-19

The Palaszczuk Government has welcomed $5 million in Commonwealth funding to help address domestic and family violence (DFV) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Commonwealth funding boost to address domestic and family violence during COVID-19
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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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A safe place to escape family violence during coronavirus

The Victorian Government will ensure women and children escaping family violence have a safe place to go and the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic. Initiative: Crisis accommodation for people suffering or at risk of family violence
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Billions in tax relief for business, $1 billion fund for jobs, and help for the vulnerable

The NSW Government today released the second stage of its economic package aimed at keeping people in jobs, helping businesses and supporting our most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Boost in funding to prevent homelessness