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Employers could dock staff pay to claw back incorrect JobKeeper payments

Businesses that claim the JobKeeper payment incorrectly would be forced to repay the money and could then claw back the money from their employees.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

JobKeeper buck stops with Treasury boss

Steven Kennedy is ultimately responsible for the biggest policy costing discrepancy in Australian history.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

JobKeeper revamp on agenda as RBA warns ongoing support needed

A revamp of the JobKeeper wage subsidy is being left open by the Morrison government as the Reserve Bank warns ongoing fiscal support will be needed.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

JobKeeper may need to be extended: RBA governor

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe has warned of a post-coronavirus shadow over the economy while predicting further job losses across the country.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald

Labor has been handed a rare gift but it might not be the last

The JobKeeper gaffe is a political weapon the opposition can use to kneecap the government.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Younger and poorer: The people locked out of JobKeeper

A Melbourne University report says those hardest hit by the pandemic-induced shutdown are likely to be younger, poorer and less able to withstand the financial hit.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

$60 billion JobKeeper snafu drives calls for tax cuts, stimulus

The shortfall in the Morrison government's JobKeeper program is prompting calls to bring forward shovel-ready projects, tax cuts and stimulus for shoppers.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

The $60 billion question: why did JobKeeker cost so much less than expected?

How did Treasury get its cost estimate for the JobKeeper payment so wrong? Who, if anyone, is responsible? And what should be done now with the money?
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Concern JobKeeper has created 'zombie firms' that will never recover from coronavirus shutdowns

More than 910,000 Australian businesses have registered for JobKeeper to keep paying their workers, but some will never reopen.
SBS - Published

'Huge impact': Investors push for JobKeeper windfall to be ploughed into startups

Tech investors say some of the $60b dollars initially set aside to fund JobKeeper should be invested in capital-crunched startups.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Please Explain podcast: behind the JobKeeper bungle

Senior economics correspondent Shane Wright and national editor Tory Maguire discuss how the JobKeeper subsidy was miscalculated to the tune of $60 billion.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Surge in young people accessing super due to exclusion from bungled JobKeeper, Labor says

Labor's treasury spokesman Jim Chalmers says young people have been forced to access superannuation early after being excluded from the bungled JobKeeper scheme.
SBS - Published

Underspent JobKeeper won't be expanded, but tourism sector could get further support

The treasurer has hinted there might be more support for the tourism sector after a $60 billion accounting error in JobKeeper payments was uncovered.
SBS - Published



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