Australia Govt must ensure no worker 'slips through the cracks' in wage subsidy scheme

02:19  08 april  2020
02:19  08 april  2020 Source:   skynews.com.au

Australia’s biggest ever economic rescue plan is a ‘war time stimulus package’

  Australia’s biggest ever economic rescue plan is a ‘war time stimulus package’ Sky News host Peter Gleeson says the government’s historic $130 billion wage subsidy which will see up to 6 million workers receive $1,500 fortnightly from their employers is a “war time like stimulus package”. The Australian is reporting the government’s new JobeKeeper scheme is the “centerpiece of Australia’s biggest ever rescue package” and aims to “keep businesses open throughout the COVID-19 economic crisis”.The Courier-Mail’s Damien Tomlinson says the package is “real money going into the hip pockets of ordinary Australians” and is necessary given “we are in the crisis of a lifetime”.

We have a Wage subsidy and Leave Payment available to support employers affected by COVID-19. Who can get the Wage Subsidy . All New Zealand employers who have been adversely affected by A business must take active steps to mitigate the financial impact of COVID-19 on their business.

Later she realised it was application for the government Covid-19 wage subsidy . The director of the clinic told RNZ they have applied for the wage subsidy because Wang technically stays on She said it is even harder for migrant workers who do not speak English to seek help or report any breaches.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has commended the federal government for putting together its $130 JobKeeper packages so quickly but says it must ensure no worker is left behind.

“I think we all need to look as a whole across government and see where there are people slipping through and make sure we’re giving them support through this time,” she said.

The government’s $130 billion JobKeeper package is expected to be passed by a skeleton Parliament today.

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She spoke about the wage subsidy , employment and other Government support that is available to New Ardern says getting through these applications will help with the level of caller demand. What Government help is there for solo parents who are essential workers who need to stay home to look

Charities say the federal government 's changes to the wage subsidy program don't go far enough and they want the eligibility requirements to go further. The 0 billion scheme , where workers get a fortnightly pay of 00 per person through their employers, is set to be approved by parliament on

Premier Palaszcuk also confirmed a nurse treating COVID-19 patients was one of nine new cases confirmed in Queensland on Tuesday.

She said the curve in Queensland and greater Australia was dropping, but urged families against complacency over Easter.

“What we are showing very clearly in Australia is we are starting to flatten that curve, what that means is our pandemic will run longer but our hospitals will be able to cope,” she said.

“The Prime Minister has been very clear that we are looking at six months here, and if we are going to flatten that curve, it could be extended.

“The key issue here is we are not out of the woods until there is a vaccine.”

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Idled staff at 100 NSW councils to get more than JobKeeper .
A deal approved by NSW councils is the first large-scale renegotiation of pay and conditions under coronavirus to guarantee workers a wage if they are stood down.The state's councils overwhelmingly backed the deal, which is the first large-scale pay and conditions renegotiation during the coronavirus crisis to give workers guaranteed pay even if they have been stood down without work.

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