A government rule has been suspended that allows up to AUD 20,000 to be withdrawn from workers’ savings accounts in Australia during an epidemic. Australia’s federal police have launched an investigation after 150 people complained of unauthorized withdrawals from their accounts, and all accounts have been banned for now.
One hundred and fifty people have complained that their AUD 100,000 has been stolen. Assistant Finance Minister Michael Sucker said the theft of personal information from various individuals had not been confirmed. However, he said that as the investigation is underway, be patient. He also said there would be no compromise on Australia’s tax system security. Those affected by the epidemic will not be able to withdraw money from their savings accounts until at least Further Notice.