Coronavirus Australia: Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s health package

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Unemployed Australians who have been unable to qualify for welfare because their partner earns more than $48,000 will soon be able to access support as the government confirms it is changing the rule.

Asked if the measure would be changed on Sunday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “yes”.

“There is an even more effective way beyond the changes in social services that we can address that and I will be announcing that in the not-too-distant future,” he said.

The Prime Minister also flagged Australian workers who have recently been stood down due to the coronavirus will still be eligible for the federal government’s new income support measures when the package is finalised.

media_cameraPrime Minister Scott Morrison with Christine Morgan, National Suicide Prevention Adviser, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Michael Kidd. Picture: Gary Ramage

Mr Morrison

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