Queensland COVID-19 – Thursday April 23 – Funding for Lifeline & Legacy


Two charities will get more funding to continue their increasingly important work during the COVID-19 pandemic, as two new cases maintain this week’s encouragingly low results.

There are now 282 active cases with 738 recoveries and six deaths for a total of 1026.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Lifeline will get $3.5 million for counselling services.

“Lifeline has seen an unprecedented number of calls during COVID-19, and they are receiving around 24,000 calls a week,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Legacy, whose fundraising in the lead-up to Anzac Day has been severely impacted, will receive a $1 million grant.

Also today:

  • The Premier said a detailed proposal was needed from the NRL about resuming the Rugby League season before it could be considered.

“I call on the NRL to submit that detailed plan and I will immediately forward it to the Chief Health Officer for her to consider and report back to me,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

The legislation incudes:

o   A Small Business Commissioner - a single point of contact for leasing disputes

o   Provision for video conferencing for legal transactions that normally require face to face meetings


New: 2  Total: 1026  Deaths: 6  Recovered: 738  Active: 282  Tests: 92,699




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