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Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces the government's $1.1bn health and family violence package at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Sunday, March 29, 2020. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

Prime Minister Scott Morrison announces the government's $1.1bn health and family violence package at a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, Sunday, March 29, 2020. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

FED: GP phone calls, mental health help expands

Sunday, March 29, 2020.

All Australians will be able to consult their GP over the phone and access new coronavirus-specific mental health support under a $1.1 billion package.

The Morrison government is expanding Medicare subsidies for telehealth to the entire population, giving more money to domestic violence and mental health support services.

It is also and providing $200 million to charities and community organisations who give emergency relief, such as food banks, and financial counselling.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says this latest round of spending aims to deal with the secondary effects of the health and economic crises the coronavirus is causing.

There is $669 million to Medicare-subsidised telehealth services, so people can continue to have access to quality healthcare from home.

"We are asking Australians to stay home, particularly older Australians, even more so. And we want to ensure that they can continue to get access to health care and health advice and support from GPs," Mr Morrison told reporters in Canberra on Sunday.


SOURCE: AAP Newswire