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Centrelink issues being ironed out

The Federal Attorney General admits while there are problems with the Centrelink model — it isn’t feasible to provide wage subsidies, similar to those seen overseas.

The UK government has decided to cover 80 per-cent of worker salaries for the next three months.

There have also been suggestions of creating an alternative to Centrelink — which deals directly with people affected by coronavirus.

But Christian Porter says creating a new system would have been too complicated, given the evolving circumstances.

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