Volume 73 – number 8 – political news

Published 10 April 2020.

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 The Week in Politics

 The headline news for the week from Parliament was the passing of the $130 billion JobKeeper package late on Wednesday night.

Payments of $1,500-a-fortnight will start flowing for coronavirus impacted employess if working for a company that has seen a 30 per cent fall in revenue.

Bringing Australians Home

Photo of Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra
Foreign Minister Marise Payne updates the media about flights that are helping to return Australians stranded overseas. (Photo by Rob Keating)

Foreign Minister Marise Payne announced on Thursday that the Australian Government is continuing to assist hundreds more Australians to return to home by facilitating commercial flights from Peru, Argentina and South Africa.

Further child care relief to support families and services

Today the government announced that it has taken further action to ensure child care services can continue providing early childhood education and care for Australia’s children. 

Child care services can now apply for an exceptional circumstances Supplementary Relief…

Commercial Tenancies 

After a National Cabinet met on 7 April the Prime Minister released information to say that states and territories would implement a mandatory Code of Conduct to impose a set of good faith leasing principles for application to commercial tenancies. 

Prime Minister’s Easter Message

Easter in Australia will be different this year, as it will be all around the world. 

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