Wage subsidy extension welcomed

More than 4500 Indi industries applied for JobKeeper support

THE Federal Government’s decision to maintain wage subsidies has been welcomed by Helen Haines (MHR, Indi).

Dr Haines said despite reductions in the JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday, the assistance was still needed.

Subsidies will be reduced from $1500 to $1200 a fortnight for full-time workers after September as part of the overhaul of federal COVID-19 support, with the new rates to run until March.

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