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Letter to the Minister for Social Services: Vulnerable Australians

15 April 2020

I also wrote to the Minister for Social Services with specific requests for additional support to vulnerable populations including older Australians, people with disabilities and pregnant women. The full letter can be found HERE.

  1. Request information on the reasons why people on disability support pension and age pension are excluded from the coronavirus supplement and urge the Minister to consider extending the supplement to these groups
  2. Consider allowing pregnant women to access paid parental leave early in the event they are still required to attend their place of work
  3. Consider extending paid parental leave to 35 weeks in alignment with the UK, Canada and Sweden