Federal budget delayed until October, Scott Morrison says

“As a result, we will be putting in place the necessary measures, with the support of the Parliament, on supply and other continuances to ensure the proper functioning of government services.”

One person per four square metres enforced

Mr Morrison also confirmed the national cabinet had agreed to a cap of one person per four square metres for indoor gatherings, including in pubs, cafes and restaurants, as was recommended by Australia’s chief medical officers.

“If you’ve got a room, if you’ve got a premises that’s 100 square metres, then you can have 25 people in that room,” he said.

“Now, in addition to that, you should continue to practise wherever possible the 1.5 metres of healthy distance between each of us.”

Mr Morrison said the measures would be in place for at least six months and would include cushion the blow over the next six months.

“Of course it could be longer. No-one really knows.”

PM flags further internal travel restrictions

The national cabinet will also consider adopting further travel restrictions next week.

Prime Minister Morrison said Australians should “reconsider the need for unnecessary travel”.

He said Australians should “reconsider the need for unnecessary travel” and further advice is being taken to the national cabinet next Tuesday night and will be available before people go on school holidays.

“I am just flagging that for next week,when we consider those issues on a broader scale,” he said.

More to come.


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