Gatherings shut down, welfare ramped up

Kirsten Lawson
By Kirsten Lawson
Updated March 18 2020 - 9:18am, first published 6:30am
Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks in Canberra. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The government is preparing to fast-track welfare and scrap rules that force people to apply for 20 jobs a month to get the dole, as the country shuts down to slow the spread of coronavirus.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.

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