It is anticipated that Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will approve the reinstatement of the $750 pandemic isolation payment.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Albanese will rescind an earlier decision to allow the payment to lapse during the winter.
The national cabinet meeting, originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon, will now take place on Saturday morning so that leaders can debate the rising number of COVID-19 cases across Australia.
On Friday afternoon, the Prime Minister was claimed to have received a briefing on the most recent outbreak, which was caused by Omicron variants BA4 and BA5, from Professor Paul Kelly, the Chief Medical Officer.
According to what Albanese has said, “He will report to National Cabinet tomorrow morning, and we will consider options to ensure that the vulnerable are protected over the coming weeks.”
It comes amid requests for renewed help for those who lose income during COVID-19 isolation, spearheaded by the Premier of NSW, Dominic Perrottet.
Earlier, Albanese stated that he supported the federal timeline to stop pandemic leave payments, despite the fact that he acknowledged that it would affect workers.