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Covid disaster payments to end when vaccination rates hit 80%, Josh Frydenberg says

Specific income support for people who lost work during lockdown will likely end in NSW in mid-October and in Victoria the following month

Covid disaster payments for lockdown-affected workers will end after states and territories reach the 80% vaccination mark – even if some regions end up being locked down again as a result of an outbreak.

The federal treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, will announce on Wednesday that after paying out more than $9bn in disaster payments to 2.16 million people since June, the government will begin to wind up the payments once vaccination rates reach 70% of the adult population.

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