Announcing support for hotspots “impacted by state public health orders” – i.e lockdown in Victoria state, more specifically its capital city Melbourne.
Will provide support if lockdown is greater than 7 days
- ‘Temporary Covid Disaster Payment’
- up to $500/week (per person, meeting criteria)
- recipients must have less than $10,000 in liquid assets
- can’t be getting another form of pandemic or income support
I won’t go into the strings attached and the (quite onerous) conditions that will apply. Stringent conditions will see only limited numbers of people qualify, but hey, better than nothing.