Australian government to offer cash incentives to pay bills

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the government will offer cash assistance to anyone who pays their rent or bills by cash.

Key points:Mr Morrison said his government would make it easier for people to pay rent and bills by using cashPrime Minister Scott Morne says his government will make it “easier for Australians to pay their rent and debts”Mr Morrison says his goal is to make rent payments more “fair and equitable”Prime Minister Morne told ABC Radio Hobart on Friday he is considering a cash payment model to help the country’s renters and the nation’s poor.

“The Prime Minister’s got a vision and I think that’s what we need to look at and that’s why I’m considering a concept of cash assistance for rental and household payments,” Mr Morrison said.

“I don’t want to be in the business of telling people what they can and can’t do with their own money.”

He said it was “absolutely crucial” that all Australians had access to financial services, including credit cards.

“If we are to provide the support that people need, then we need access to credit,” he said.

Mr Morrison told ABC Hobart he had no specific plan to implement cash payments, but he would like to see the Government consider it.

“We’ve got a whole range of things that we want to look into,” he told the radio station.

“But I think there’s a lot of potential for it to work and that would be something I would look at.”

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