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World wide about 200 Covid-19 candidate vaccines are being developed, with greater than 40 in human scientific trial stage. The Australian authorities has agreements to safe 4 of probably the most promising vaccines, and can roll them out in the event that they show to be secure and efficient.
Right here is an explainer on these 4 vaccine candidates:
Australia extends Homebuilder scheme till March
The Australian authorities is extending one of many measures it put in place to try to arrest the financial harm from the Covid-19 pandemic – though at a lowered price.
The Coalition authorities prolonged its Homebuilder scheme till March – when its fundamental stimulus measures, the wage subsidy jobkeeper and the extra Covid complement to the unemployment profit, jobseeker, are additionally because of expire.
The renewed Homebuilder scheme goals to supply a lift to the development trade, with eligible house builders entitled to a $15,000 grant in the direction of the price of the construct. That’s lowered from $25,000 from when the scheme was first launched earlier this 12 months, however the cap for eligible houses has elevated. The three-month extension is predicted to see a further 15,000 houses constructed on high of the 27,000 houses predicted to be supported by the scheme.
Home building is down in Australia; whereas 170,000 new houses had been constructed within the final monetary 12 months, the Treasury predicts, even with the federal government scheme, solely 140,000 houses shall be constructed within the present monetary 12 months.
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