Queues at Centrelink offices and MyGov website crashes ahead of coronavirus shutdowns

Australian welfare benefit for unemployed has been doubled to deal with fallout from outbreak
Coronavirus live updatesConfusion reigns over school closuresThousands of Australians were queueing at Centrelink offices around the country on Monday as businesses prepare to shut down and after the federal government doubled unemployment benefits to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus.
Huge lines were snaking around several blocks , but as Services Australia directed people to begin their claims for welfare payments online, the MyGov website was down for many users.
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Australian welfare benefit for unemployed has been doubled to deal with fallout from outbreak

Thousands of Australians were queueing at Centrelink offices around the country on Monday as businesses prepare to shut down and after the federal government doubled unemployment benefits to deal with the economic fallout from the coronavirus.

Huge lines were snaking around several blocks , but as Services Australia directed people to begin their claims for welfare payments online, the MyGov website was down for many users.

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