Australia Young people 'paid more not being at work than being at work' with JobKeeper cash

08:50  31 march  2020
08:50  31 march  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

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  Senate Republicans' corporate rescue more like Elizabeth Warren wants more transparency and rules about how the money is spent.Achieving that goal now looks less likely as lawmakers and the White House spar over restrictions on a $500 billion fund that will be used to rescue businesses in danger of failure due to coronavirus-related losses. That cash is intended for companies that are vital to national security, airlines, and others, and it’s also meant to be distributed to states to help their hard-hit small businesses.

Workers are warned new 0billion JobKeeper package could make them ineligible for coronavirus support payments - here's how you can avoid being cut off by Centrelink. Struggling businesses given a ,500 wage subsidy per employee per fortnight. May leave staff ineligible for welfare payments

Another reason young people are asking for more flexibility is that they’re marrying and having children later, so they’re more invested in their Ali Levitan, 39, worked at a large media firm when she had her first child and decided to look for a new job . She wanted flexibility, but also to stay on her

Political strategist Grahame Morris believes the government's Jobkeeper paycheck guarantee is "extraordinarily generous," saying there will be a lot of young people "getting paid more not to work than they would have been had they been at work".

Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday revealed his government will pay employers to keep their staff on to avoid a mass exodus in the workforce that could see more than a million Australians out of work.

Australian workers will be able to access a guaranteed paycheck of $1500 a fortnight as the federal government steps in to foot what will become a $130 billion bill.

"If this doesn’t save some jobs then nothing will," Mr Morris told Sky News.

"It was an extraordinarily generous package".

He also said he thought Health Minister Greg Hunt "has been magnificent" throughout the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces more charity workers eligible for JobKeeper payments .
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces that more charity workers will have access to the JobKeeper wage subsidy as eligibility rules are relaxed for the sector.Last week the Government announced the $1,500 a fortnight payment to keep Australians in work.

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