Changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker confirmed
The JobKeeper and JobSeeker benefits have been extended for another six months, but a stricter eligibility criteria will apply.
The $1500 JobKeeper wage subsidy will be reduced by $300 from October, part-time workers will also get less.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it’s about getting the economy moving again.
The separate JobSeeker payment will also be lowered to about $800 a fortnight.
But Opposition leader Anthony Albanese says the government must guarantee the benefit doesn’t revert to its pre-Covid rate of $40 a day
People will be required to look for work, and if they fail to accept a job, penalties will apply.
Oliver Peterson spoke with Social Services Minister Anne Ruston.
CCI WA chief economist Aaron Morey and WACOSS CEO Louise Giolitto gave their reaction to the changes.
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