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Australia: Additional COVID-19 Mental Health Support

Submitted by mmarquez on Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:22

The Australian Government will provide 10 additional Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions for people subjected to further restrictions in areas impacted by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Australia: Temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown rates

Submitted by siha on Thu, 08/06/2020 - 11:23

Australian Taxation Office (29.07.2020) The government is temporarily reducing superannuation minimum drawdown requirements for account-based pensions and similar products by 50% for 2019–20 and 2020–21. This measure will benefit retirees holding these products by reducing the need to sell investment assets to fund minimum drawdown requirements.

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australia
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Old age Pensions
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Australia: Waiting periods continue to be waived

Submitted by siha on Fri, 07/31/2020 - 15:54

Services Australia (28.07.2020) We’ll continue to waive some waiting periods for new claims until 31 December 2020. This includes the: Ordinary Waiting Period, Newly Arrived Resident’s Waiting Period, Seasonal Work Preclusion Period.

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australia
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