Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
- Minister for Families and Social Services
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Supporting Victorians through the Coronavirus pandemic
Enhanced support and expanded access to Australia’s social security system remains in place to support Victorians as the state continues to grapple with COVID-19.
Gradual return of mutual obligations requirements
As the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, the Australian Government continues on the path of a gradual reintroduction of mutual obligation requirements for job seekers.
Gradual return of mutual obligation requirements
As steps are taken to re-open the Australian economy, mutual obligation requirements for job seekers will re-commence, in a limited capacity, from Tuesday 9 June 2020.
COVID-19 Mutual Obligation arrangements – further extension of suspension and assistance to job seekers
The lifting of mutual obligations will continue until 22 May 2020 as a result of the impact of COVID-19.
COVID-19 - Mutual Obligations arrangements extended
The Morrison Government will continue the suspension of mutual obligation until 27 April 2020 to support job seekers through this difficult period.
Supporting sole traders through the effects of Coronavirus
The Morrison Government has expanded the eligibility criteria for JobSeeker Payment to support sole traders and Australians who are self-employed if their income is negatively affected by the econo
Mutual obligations lifted until congestion clears
The Coronavirus has, and will continue to have, a devastating impact on Australian jobs and businesses.