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JobKeeper Archives

Premier Investments to return $15.6m in JobKeeper

Now that macro-economic trading conditions have stabilised, the business is comfortable returning the handout.

JobKeeper has ended. Now what?

Now that the government has put an end to JobKeeper, what will the fall out be for the retail industry?

Can cheap parking and store-only discounts boost CBD foot traffic?

With three days to go until JobKeeper ends, retailers need an incentive for customers to get back shopping in CBDs.

End of JobKeeper could see 488,000 business cut staff, and 100,000 shut

With the end of the program looming, criticism about how the scheme was administered and whether it was distributed fair...

Beyond JobKeeper: ARA looks to steer travel retail to recovery

ARA chief executive Paul Zahra says the travel retail industry is at breaking point and could shed thousands more jobs i...

What JobKeeper cuts mean for retail

The retail industry may struggle with the latest round of JobKeeper cuts, but flexibilities in the scheme offer some hop...

JobKeeper cut as business gets back underway

Employers will find less support from governments as they prepare for the months ahead.
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JobKeeper and Jobseeker are scaling back today. Now what?

We’ve started to see a direct link between consumers' access to funds and retail patterns. Here's what to expect.
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Business worried about end of stimulus

Almost two-thirds of medium-sized companies are concerned economic activity faces a significant decline.
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Could JobKeeper be extended in Melbourne?

Government utilising ‘wait and see’ approach on financial support.

JobKeeper eligibility tweaked for business

Eligibility requirements altered to ensure more businesses can stay afloat.

Stood down staff at risk of losing JobKeeper come September

Though the government's paid pandemic payments will be made available to all states.

Can JobKeeper 2.0 compete with Lockdown 2.0?

The government is announcing the next round of income support measures as Melbourne returns to lockdown. What does this ...
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Tiered, targeted income support could be on the way in JobKeeper 2.0

Businesses most impacted may need to submit monthly updates to prove eligibility.

New phase of income support to be announced this month

The Prime Minister has reassured businesses facing the scheduled end of JobKeeper in September that more support is comi...

What will happen when government wage support ends?

With the end of JobKeeper in sight, business leaders say the government's wage support should be extended.

JobKeeper could be extended, Dutton says

Peter Dutton raises prospect of extending JobKeeper wage subsidies beyond their September expiry date.

JobKeeper passes parliament, first payments to hit in May

Wage subsidies worth $130 billion will soon flow to workers around Australia.