Second Tasmanian Stimulus Package - Households & Individuals
Rapid Response Skills Initiative
- Individuals who have been stood down or lost their jobs will be able to access immediate support to connect to work or training.
- Through the Government’s Rapid Response Skills Initiative (RRSI), up to $3,000 will be available to individuals to gain new skills or licences to help them into a new role, and businesses that have immediate job needs and opportunities will be able to access a job-ready pool, including to match people to immediate priority skill needs, such as in health and food retail industries. (Applications for the RRSI are now open).
- For all households, businesses and community sector organisations on regulated tariffs, electricity prices will be capped at for 12 months.
- A $5 million fund has been established by Aurora to assist customers with bill relief, waiving fees or charges, freezing debt, payment plans, in addition to a range of other support measures. Aurora will deliver this through a dedicated COVID-19 response team.
- Aurora Energy will not be disconnecting any residential or small business customers, without their agreement during this crisis.
For all household customers and the community sector water prices will be frozen for 12 months.
- The Government is working with Local Government to enable Councils to freeze 2020-21 rates at 2019-20 prices.
- The Community Fire Service Contribution that is paid by households on their rates will be frozen while ensuring the Government will continue to invest in emergency and fire service capabilities.
The Government will be refunding school levies for students attending a government school.
Government fee relief
A freeze of all Government fees subject to the Government Fee Units Act for both households and businesses for the 2020-21 year.
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