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The Australian Government has announced a $130 billion JobKeeper payment which will help keep Australians in jobs. This payment brings the Government’s total economic support for the economy to $320 billion.
Our Government is continuing to act on reducing the rate of increase of COVID-19. Australia has one of the most rigorous coronavirus testing systems in the world with more than 238,000 tests completed. The rate of increase in the virus curve is slowing.
The Australian Government announced the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the economic impact of the coronavirus and help build a bridge to recovery.
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Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, has welcomed the Morrison Government’s announcement of a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the Australian economy as the world deals with the significant challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus.
“Our targeted stimulus package is focused on keeping Australians in jobs and helping small and medium sized businesses to stay in business, especially here in Mitchell,” Alex Hawke said.
The package has four parts:
Mr HAWKE (Mitchell—Minister for International Development and the Pacific and Assistant Defence Minister) (10:45): It's a pleasure to draw attention to some remarkable people in the electorate of Mitchell who were recognised in the recent Australia Day honours list, including Justin Dowd AM, for his significant service to family law and to professional associations; Paul Field AM, for his service to the arts, particularly children's ente
Mr HAWKE (Mitchell—Minister for International Development and the Pacific and Assistant Defence Minister) (16:49): For 60,000 years that we know of, two things have dominated our continent's destiny: drought and fire. We must never forget that our continent is covered in eucalyptus, an ancient tree, an incredible species born from fire and a tree that not only burns but explodes.