Prime Minister Scott Morrison says after the nation hits the 80 per cent double vaccination rate, those seeking COVID-19 support payments will need to reapply.
“Those payments, once we hit 80 per cent, the following week after that occurs, then they will require people to re-apply again, it will fall to $450 in the first week,” Mr Morrison said.
“I remind you, though, on business supports, the national cabinet agreement was that the Commonwealth would do the individual payments, and the states would cover all business payments.
“The Commonwealth has done the big heavy lifting on economic supports to see Australians and Australian businesses through.
“And that’s why we want to see Australians now, not be reliant on the economic supports of government, but on the economic efforts of their own businesses and their own enterprise.”