More than 11,000 people have been sent debt notices worth almost $33 million linked to JobKeeper wage subsidies.
Australia’s eastern states are on high coronavirus alert after a couple with the disease escaped Melbourne’s lockdown.
More than one million Australians will receive a tax cut as the Morrison government spends up big to guide the nation out of the coronavirus-led recession.
Wage subsidies will shift from flat fortnightly payments to a tiered system under an overhaul of the JobKeeper scheme.
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has backed making Australians returning from overseas pay for their two-week hotel quarantine stay.
Australia will ramp up its fight against hackers with a $1.35 billion package set to create 500 new positions to stamp out malicious cyber attacks.