How a $300 vaccine payment compares globally

Debate is ramping up over whether Australia needs cash for jabs to boost the nation's vaccination rate.

How a $300 vaccine payment compares globally

Debate is ramping up over whether Australia needs cash for jabs to boost the nation's vaccination rate.

Labor has proposed $300 payments for everyone fully vaccinated by December 1.

But how does it compare to incentives on offer elsewhere in the world?

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The United States

Getting a COVID-19 jab in America can leave you with more than just a sore arm.

US President Joe Biden has urged the states to offer $100 vaccine incentives, as case numbers rise.

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Russia

In Moscow, a month-long prize draw was held, giving out five cars a week to vaccinated citizens.

China

The rewards have a been a little more modest in China, including coupons at shopping malls and free entry to temples.

Free eggs were also offered to residents aged over 60 at one health clinic in Beijing.

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Romania

The allure of free food was also used at a market in Romania, where snags were handed out to anyone getting their COVID-19 shot.

What about deterrents?

They're not used as commonly, but there are punishments for the unvaccinated in some countries.

In Indonesia's capital Jakarta, you can be fined around $470 if you haven't had a jab.

While in the Philippines, the country's president has threatened vaccine deniers with jail time.

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Where will Australia land?

Despite slamming Labor's cash for jabs plan, the Prime Minister left the door open to holding a vaccine lottery, if jab rates are lagging.

But for now, the government isn't looking at cash incentives, saying the best reason to get vaccinated is to save your life and that of your loved ones.

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A second child has died following a horror car and truck crash that claimed the life of a mother and daughter west of Toowoomba in Southeast Queensland last month.

Second child from family dies following horror Queensland crash

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The family of five was travelling along the Gore Highway at Captains Mountain, west of Toowoomba, before colliding with a truck just after 7am on July 22.

Lotsy Jose, 35, and six-year-old daughter Catelyn died as a result of the crash with her husband Bipin and two sons, Chris and Caiden, being rushed to Brisbane hospitals in serious conditions.

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The family's eldest son Chris today died away from his injuries.

A fundraiser to support the family has since raised over $485,000, with organiser and family member Martin Mathew revealing the family had only moved to Australia six months ago.

"Lotsy was the family's breadwinner, while Bipin was looking for work," Mr Mathew said.

"Funds raised will go directly to the family to help towards Lotsy's and Catelyn's funeral costs and other expenses."

The 38-year-old truck driver was not seriously injured.

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