“JobKeeper Payment” Wage Subsidy Announced


The Prime Minister held a press conference yesterday (30 March) to announce the $130b “JobKeeper Payment” package.

Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses affected by the Coronavirus pandemic will be able to access a wage subsidy of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee.

Please refer to the Federal Treasury website for some general background information.

We are currently awaiting further details concerning the eligibility requirements to be met and the application process.

In the meantime, we recommend that businesses register their interest in the scheme with the ATO here.

We appreciate that businesses and their employees are anxious to access this scheme and will provide guidance once further details come to light.


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