Andrews government announces $600,000 package, which includes accommodation and basic living costs for the affected group

The Victorian government has stepped in to provide accommodation and basic living costs for more than 100 asylum seekers in the state, after the federal government cut welfare payments in an attempt to encourage them to leave.

The Victorian premier, Daniel Andrews, announced the $600,000 package on Saturday. It includes a housing fund, cover for basic food, medical, clothing and transport expenses, and funding for caseworkers.

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