Original article by Geoff Chambers Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: Online : 13-Mar-20
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has urged Australians to keep calm over the coronavirus crisis in a nationally televised address on 12 March. Morrison said the federal government was taking the crisis seriously, and that it had a "clear plan" to see Australia through it. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg had earlier unveiled a $17.6 billion stimulus package, aimed at preventing Australia from falling into recession for the first time since 1991; it will include $11 billion worth of direct stimulus prior to 30 June. Frydenberg noted he was in contact with global counterparts who were working on their own stimulus packages.
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