- 9 new cases overnight as reported yesterday
- Now over 63,000 tests performed
- The State Government has handed Queensland pubs and clubs a three month deferral on gaming machine taxes
- The initiative is part of a broader relief package for clubs, restaurants and cafes payroll tax deferrals and refunds, low interest loans and energy rebates also on the table.
- In addition to this, around 50 licensees who have already paid their gaming machine taxes for March will have a total of $1.4 million returned to them.
- These measures come on top of the $22.7 million the government has already waived in liquor licensing renewal fees for 2020/21.
- As you know, Qld homes are getting a $200 electricity rebate to help ease the pressures of dealing with the COVID-19 emergency.
- Home park residents get their electricity through networks owned by the park owners, so the question has been do these residents get the rebate, or the home park owner?
- The Answer is residents should get it. The State Govt is contacting the owners of all these small networks to discuss how their customers or residents will get the rebate.
- The exact timing of the rebate will depend on individual billing cycles for these networks
- If you are a home park resident, contact the park owner to talk about
Boost to DV services
- $5.5 million to help manage an anticipated increase in demand for services arising from the COVID-19 pandemic
- $1.5 million – to boost capacity of the 24/7 statewide crisis service DVConnect, including Womensline and Mensline – this will really build up the online support;
- $1.7 million to improve crisis accommodation needs, including transiting women to alternative accommodation to free up capacity in shelters;
- $1.8 million to enhance specialist domestic, family and sexual violence services