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JobKeeper to the Rescue

June 12, 2020


Figures released today by Treasury confirm the success and meaningful impact of the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program.

Federal Member for Mackellar, Jason Falinski MP has lauded the program, highlighting its success across the Northern Beaches.

“In the electorate of Mackellar, around an estimated 8200 organisations are on JobKeeper.” Mr Falinski said.

“These are organisations that employ locals, support the economy and more importantly support livelihoods.”

Mackellar has the 11th highest number of organisations on JobKeeper of any electorate. The electorate of Sydney leads the way, with 21000 organisations receiving the Federal Government’s support package.

The JobKeeper package was an unprecedented level of financial support and saved millions of jobs and kept families together, businesses in business and preserve the productive capacity of the Australian economy, including on the Northern Beaches.

“JobKeeper is an unprecedented economic support package, the largest in our country’s history.”

The $1,500 per fortnight JobKeeper payment is the equivalent of about 70 per cent of the median wage and represents about 100 per cent of the median wage in some of the most heavily affected sectors, such as retail, hospitality and tourism.

“Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures, and this has been a lifeline for the Northern Beaches.”


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