The cash bonuses announced today will be paid in March and April.
About 8.7 million workers will get a lump sum tax-free bonus, depending on their annual income.
Those earning up to $80,000 a year will receive $950, those earning between $80,000 and $90,000 will get $650 and those earning between $90,000 and $100,000 get a $300 bonus.
I laughed, really, because this is the first time I'll stand to get a bit of cash from the Government, ever. I do wonder about what purpose it really has in the long term, other than an immediate buttering up of the country, and a slight bump as people blow the cash away, but on the other hand, I'm going to have car registration to pay around that time, and nine hundred and fifty will cover that and a service on the car, maybe even if a few odds and ends on it if it turns out to need something. I live such a wild life that this was, in fact, the very first thought after I laughed.
So, like, thanks, Rudd.
Could I maybe get another chunk of cash around May?