National cabinet has agreed to extend indefinitely pandemic emergency payments beyond the cut-off date of September 30.
National cabinet agrees to extend pandemic leave payment
National cabinet has agreed to indefinitely extend the payments for people forced to isolate because of Covid-19.
The payments for infected people while they are away from work, which were set to expire at the end of the month, will remain in place as long as mandatory isolation periods are in effect.
The extension comes following the latest national cabinet meeting between Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and state and territory leaders on Wednesday.
Albanese said the payments would be shared 50-50 between the Commonwealth and states and territories.