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Australia: $1.2 billion for aviation and tourism

Christian Fernsby |
The Australian government has announced a new $1.2 billion support package for the aviation and tourism sectors in order to support the industries’ recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: AUSTRALIA   

The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said that, while Australia’s economy had recovered 85 per cent of its fall from COVID-19, the next step in the government’s National Economic Recovery Plan would target the businesses, workers and regions that were still struggling.

Morrison has said the package’s mix of half-price airline tickets, cheap loans for businesses and direct support to keep planes in the air, and airline workers in their jobs, would be a bridge to a more normal way of life for Australians.

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