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    Australians out of work due to being in COVID-19 lockdown for more than seven days will get $500 from the Federal Government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the Temporary COVID Disaster Payment will be available for Australians aged over 17 who would “ordinarily work more than 20 hours in a week”.

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