Our clients have been affected by the COVID-19 emergency, and the Australian Government’s response, in a number of ways.
In many cases we have experienced a short-term decrease in demand on financial counselling services, which could be attributed to the increased income support available for people who have lost work in the form of JobSeeker and JobKeeper. However, in some cases the issues that existed prior to COVID-19 were compounded by the emergency, with little provided in the way of relief.
This submission is not a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of COVID-19 and the Government’s response. Instead, we seek to bring some key issues to the Committee’s attention.
Read the full submission [here]
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