29 March 2020 – $1.1bil package for mental health, domestic violence, and Medicare

Type of Intervention: Financial Support
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Financial aid to health services
Level of Jurisdiction: Federal
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women, Assistant Minister for Health, Minister for Families and Social Services

Overview: $1.1 billion to support more mental health, Medicare and domestic violence services
Full details here: https://www.pm.gov.au/media/11-billion-support-more-mental-health-medicare-and-domestic-violence-services-0

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Type of Justification: Anecdotal Evidence (e.g. social or traditional media with limited evidence base)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government, social media/reporting
Evidence/Justification: Google is seeing the highest magnitude of searches for domestic violence help that they have seen in the past five years with an increase of 75 per cent and some services are already reporting an increase in demand.