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One-off energy payment to help 3.9 million Australians with their next energy bill

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Date : 31 March 2019

Author: The Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP & The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP

THE HON JOSH FRYDENBERG MP
Treasurer

THE HON PAUL FLETCHER MP
Minister for Families and Social Services

MEDIA RELEASE

31 March 2019

ONE-OFF ENERGY PAYMENT TO HELP 3.9 MILLION AUSTRALIANS WITH THEIR NEXT ENERGY BILL

More than 3.9 million Australians will receive a one-off Energy Assistance Payment to help with their next energy bill and cost of living expenses.

The payment of $75 for singles and $125 for eligible couples will be exempt from income tax and will be paid automatically before the end of the current financial year, subject to the passage of legislation.

The Government is able to deliver this assistance because our responsible budget management allows us to guarantee the essential services Australians rely on.

It will provide additional support to:

Guaranteeing essential services is part of our plan for a stronger economy and securing a better future.

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