Australian government pledges extra $48m to combat mental health impacts of coronavirus
Scott Morrison announces mental health boost as he welcomes easing of Covid-19 lockdown in Australian states
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The Morrison government has committed an extra $48m to mental health measures after states and territories met on Friday to consider the supports in place for Australians as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions ease around the country.
Scott Morrison welcomed news that states and territories were “overwhelmingly through step one” of the three-stage easing of restrictions outlined on 8 May. From this weekend, cafes and restaurants will be open to 10 dine-in customers in most eastern states, except Victoria.