National Cabinet to discuss Covid support, quarantine and vaccine rollout

The National Cabinet is set to meet again today, with a number of items on the agenda.

The Prime Minister and state and territory leaders are set to discuss how to split the cost of support payments to Victorians, who’ve been affected by the latest lockdown measures.

Greater Melbourne is now beginning its second week of harsh restrictions, meaning individuals will now be able to access support payments of $500.


Scott Morrison confirmed the federal government would help with that support yesterday, but said that Canberra and Victoria still have to figure out how to split the cost of that support, and the support offered to businesses.

The other major issue will be the quarantine facility proposals for regional areas.

It’s understood Victoria’s plan to have a facility built at Avalon will be officially approved, but Queensland will officially be told to go back to the drawing board on their plans for a facility at Toowoomba.

Also on the agenda at National Cabinet, the vaccine rollout for aged care workers will be discussed, along with international arrival caps.

The Prime Minister is also expected to bring up his plan for a domestic vaccine passport again.