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Posted 3rd April 2020 in COVID-19 Updates

Courier Mail – By Danielle O’Neal, Jessica Marszalek

Courier Mail – By Danielle O’Neal, Jessica Marszalek   

Coronavirus QLD: Treasurer Jackie Trad reveals emergency rental assistance payment of up to $500 a week


PREMIER Annastacia Palaszczuk said Parliament would be recalled to push through legislation protecting renters.

New laws are needed to instate a national moratorium on rental terminations to protect tenants who have lost their jobs.

Ms Palaszczuk said she did not know the date as it would depend on when legislation was ready.

However, she said the Parliament would only be recalled to deal with urgent COVID-19-related legislation.

It comes after Treasurer Jackie Trad said she understood people were “incredibly fearful” that they may not be able to pay their rent and pledged that the government will backdate the eviction moratorium in Queensland to March 29.

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