PM announces $1,500 ‘disaster payment’ to workers without sick leave in Victoria | ABC News

The Prime Minister has announced a $1,500 pandemic leave payment for workers in Victoria who need to self-isolate because of COVID-19.

The fortnight’s payment will be available to workers who do not have sick leave and have been directed to stay at home by a public health official.

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Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-03/federal-government-to-create-disaster-payment-coronavirus-leave/12518580

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