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Should Job Keeper rate stay at $1,200 per fortnight until such time that Covid is under control?

By Grace . Created on 04 Jan, 2021
Current Affairs 120 votes | 8 Comments
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Frank said 10 hours ago
The Country can’t afford it
Giuseppa said 6 days ago
Sorry but pensioners only get less than jobseekers and some jobseekers do not even seek for jobs!!
NO
Joyce said a week ago
It was known from day one that this was only temporary. The country will be recovering from this for a very long time.
YES
JellyKat said 3 weeks ago
Only if they give the same to pensioners and those on disability.
NO
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
I doubt that pensioners or disability would like to go down to my fortnightly $375 Jobkeeper rate.
NO
RaptorianTragedy said 3 weeks ago
And I doubt you would like to live out your days with a disability. (Take it from me, it sucks. It's painful, I have a carer. By the time I have my 35th birthday, the chances of me being in a wheelchair are up in the 80% range.) I'll take your payment (and a chance to return to work) over a life o...
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NO
David said 3 weeks ago
As with all government support mechanisms there has to be a cease date. Prior to the pandemic there was consistent bleating about government debt. Now, who cares about the inherited debt?
NO
Katherine said 3 weeks ago
Covid is here to stay in one form or another. Many people have received well over their standard pay rate during the initial Covid lockdowns so maybe the extra should have been considered a windfall and something for that rainy day. I received nothing as a casual who had been with the company only 6 months. Work is available if your prepared to change your perception of what your worth and what else you can do.
NO
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
I was initially "overpaid" I have been with the company over 20yrs. But do not work very many hours. Now I am down to being paid my regular income rate pre Covid. Yes the money will help towards retirement which looks like coming a little early.
Jackie said 3 weeks ago
I personally think perhaps the money could be utilised better for the economy, maybe reduce the amount.
NO
Mrs said 3 weeks ago
As a job keeper reciprient (sic) I am very grateful to all the taxpayers who have been supporting me. But I know the country can not afford to continue in this way. Time to get jobs that can be done in the current climate. Put the money towards developing and training people for the jobs of now and the future. Stop paying people to do nothing.