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Number of Australians on JobKeeper revised down by 3 million due to 'significant' reporting error

SBS Friday, 22 May 2020
Treasury has revealed the number of Australians receiving the JobKeeper allowance has been grossly overestimated.
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A congressional watchdog said the federal government sent 1.1 million stimulus payments to dead people. According to Business Insider, these dead people received a total of $1.4 billion. The Government Accountability Office said the problem came partly because of administrative issues. While the IRS has access to death records from the Social Security Administration, the Treasury Department does not.

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