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Cash-strapped casuals to skip RATs to avoid hit to income

Australian Council of Social Services says end of pandemic support amid new wave of virus leaves insecure workers exposed

Lilly Hallett has become accustomed to regular lentil meals amid recent spiralling costs of living as a way to curb everyday expenses.

But the Melbourne-based casual call centre employee is also now trying to stash away part of her income in case she becomes reinfected with Covid, amid a surge in cases driven by the highly infectious Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants.

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