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Pandemic pay offer now national: PM

The Morrison government will allow other states and territories to join Victoria in accessing $1500 pandemic payments for workers without sick leave.

Photo: AAP/James Ross

Photo: AAP/James Ross

Victorian workers will be able to access the payment designed to give workers the financial capability to stay home while isolating.

Unions and Labor have called for a national scheme to prevent outbreaks driven by people going to work when sick or waiting for test results.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said there was an option for other states to receive the money.

“If other states or territories want to enter into a similar arrangement, then I’ll be making that offer to the states and territories if they wish to do that,” he told Seven’s Sunrise program on Wednesday.

“Of course, they are not facing the same level of challenge. The health advice we had out of Victoria was to do this.”

-AAP

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