National Headlines

2020-21 Budget

Wednesday, 7 October 2020
In 2020, Australians have been tested like never before, with flood, drought, fires and a global pandemic. COVID-19 has resulted in the most severe global economic crisis since the Great Depression. Across the world, the equivalent of 600 million people have lost their jobs. Australia’s economy has been hit hard. The Morrison Government’s plan, as outlined in the 2020-21 Federal Budget, will rebuild our economy and create jobs.
Millions of Australians will continue to receive medical care and support in their own homes with the Morrison Government investing more than $2 billion to extend a range of COVID-19 health measures for a further six months, to 31 March 2021.
From 11:59pm 13 September, some restrictions will be eased across Victoria. Regional Victoria and Melbourne Metro each have their own roadmaps, relating to how many active cases are currently in the community.
The Morrison Government will invest $2 billion to give hundreds of thousands of Australians access to new skills by retraining and upskilling them into sectors with job opportunities, as the economy recovers from COVID-19.
An additional two million flu vaccines will available from this week bringing the total number available in 2020 to a record 18 million.
Australians are encoraged to download and register for the new coronavirus app, COVIDSafe, if you have not done so already. Australians can play their part to keep themselves, their family and the community safe from further spread of coronavirus.
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