The age of Centrelink hanging up on callers is over, the federal government services minister promises.
The government has conceded some workers now getting wage subsidies will be pushed into unemployment when the JobKeeper scheme ends.
Childcare will be free for parents still using it during the coronavirus crisis, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today.
All Australians will be able to consult their GP over the phone and access new coronavirus-specific mental health support under a $1.1 billion package.
UPDATED | Sporting, cultural and religious events will face major upheaval with all “non-essential gatherings” of more than 500 people set to be banned from Monday, as the federal and state governments make a dramatic bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus in Australia.
UPDATED: Labor’s federal election loss has been put down to a combination of Bill Shorten’s unpopularity, a “cluttered” policy agenda, and a failure to adapt to the ascension of Scott Morrison as prime minister.