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Excluding the most vulnerable from Covid payments isn’t just cruel – it jeopardises public health | Alison Pennington

These desperate people face continued compulsion to work, expanding the pool of desperate workers seeking precarious, dangerous cash-in-hand and gig work

As New South Wales stares down another painful lockdown extension, its mission is clear: drastically reduce travel and other activities of people outside their homes, and thus reduce transmission.

Only the bare minimum of essential economic activity can be maintained in order to support the majority to stay home.

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