Govt dismisses $20bn call to support temporary visa holders | Sky News Australia

4/05/2020 4:29:00 AM

Population Minister Alan Tudge has downplayed calls from Labor to provide support payments to temporary visa holders out of a job.

Population Minister Alan Tudge has downplayed calls from Labor to provide support payments to temporary visa holders out of a job.

Population Minister Alan Tudge has downplayed calls from Labor to provide support payments to temporary visa holders out of a job. \n\nMr Tudge said the government would not extend the JobKeeper and JobSeeker benefits to the group because it would cost the budget bottom line an additional $20 billion. \n\n“Our position is we reserve welfare and we reserve job keeper payment to Australians and permanent residents because we are deliberately prioritising them and we are maintaining that expectation that people who come into the country on a temporary basis are able to look after themselves and if they cannot, they are able to return home,” he said. \n\nHe also flagged forecasts show Australia will experience an 85 per cent reduction in the immigration intake in the 2020-21 financial year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.\n

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Mr Tudge said the government would not extend the JobKeeper and JobSeeker benefits to the group because it would cost the budget bottom line an additional $20 billion.“Our position is we reserve welfare and we reserve job keeper payment to Australians and permanent residents because we are deliberately prioritising them and we are maintaining that expectation that people who come into the country on a temporary basis are able to look after themselves and if they cannot, they are able to return home,” he said.There, the country was showing early and promising signs it was containing the spread of the virus.He also flagged forecasts show Australia will experience an 85 per cent reduction in the immigration intake in the 2020-21 financial year due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.Favourite.Favourite.Distress calls are also coming from a coalition of advocacy groups who want the government to give people receiving the disability support pension and their carers the fortnightly $550 COVID-19 supplement that is available to those receiving JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and Austudy.

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Aren’t visitors to Australia supposed 2b self supporting? students especially. Until visa scam of applying 4 Student visas Etc then Applying 4 residency is blocked, Labor will see temp visa holders as future voters. Why doesn’t Labor provide assistance with their big pay packets? Sky news your report on the Whuhan lab Pompeo and Trump is so misleading they are not saying it was created on the lab, they are saying it escaped. Big difference and disappointing that you are not making this clear

So let visitors who are stranded here starve? That's a good way to lose tourism Absolutely not !!!!!! We need to save our money for Australian citizens No way!!!! Tax payers money is to help Australians in need. If visa holders can’t afford to stay here then go home so their families and their Countries to look after them.

Plea for lifeline for 1.1 million people on temporary visasAcross Australia, about 1.1 million temporary visa holders have been left without federal government supports like JobKeeper and JobSeeker So if I were in another country during this timw would that country give me welfare You were told to go to your home country seek help from your family or embassy irresponsable gohome Damn thats rough

Govt pumps $300m into hydrogen projects | Sky News AustraliaThe Morrison Government has established a $300 million fund to help finance Australian hydrogen energy projects.\n\nThe Advancing Hydrogen Fund is set to focus on growing a clean, innovative and competitive hydrogen industry in Australia.\n\nThe fund will back projects that align with the priorities under the National Hydrogen Strategy such as developing export and domestic supply chains, establishing hydrogen hubs and projects that build domestic demand for the energy source. Nuclear is the future Great initiative! Great idea ... But in the meantime, how about a new/rejuvenated clean coal generator... We need to, at least, halve power costs IF we are to resume international competition & local life style. Scott_morrisonMP

Govt admits COVIDSafe app not fully operational until next week | Sky News AustraliaMore than four million Australians have now downloaded the federal government's cornavirus tracing app, but health authorities say they still do not have access to its data. \n\nThe Prime Minister has called on the public to embrace COVIDSafe, hailing it the key to unwinding lockdown restrictions earlier than planned. \n\nAn extra half-a-million people have responded to the Prime Minister's call in the past 24 hours, but the platform will not be fully operational until next week. \n\nImage: Getty They need the numbers before they can change the privacy ACT 1988 in the constitution the law of freedom will have to be changed by the anti liberal government morrison .Note if there is no problem with privacy why are they changing the privacy ACT 1988 . AnthonyCole68 It doesn't work and it's not legislated FFS Eh? The app is released, but not functional? But it's secure, right? It's ok, don't worry, everything is alright.

One third of Australian workforce propped up by govt subsidies | Sky News AustraliaMore than one-third of the Australian workforce is currently receiving government wage subsidies, Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell says. \n\nTreasurer Josh Frydenberg is set to address the National Press Club on Tuesday, where he will outline the impact the policy has on more than 4.4 million workers. \n\nMr Clennell said the Treasurer will use the address to stress the temporary nature of the program. \n\n“It is expected he will stress that the measure is for six months and six months only,” Mr Clennell said. \n\n'Overall there have been 749,000 applications, of which 40 per cent are from sole traders and 39 per cent are from companies. \n\n'Perhaps surprisingly, 14 per cent of workers covered are from construction, 15 per cent are from professional scientific and technical services and 14 per cent, as you would expect, are from retail and accommodation and food services.”\n\nIt's on top of the 800,000 people who have applied for the JobSeeker payment since the lockdowns were put in place. \n aclennell Winners & Losers {US data} aclennell Incorrect as business owners have paid employees on JobKeeper for 5 weeks out of their own funds. Money that is still yet to be paid to the employers. No subsidy has so far been repaid to employers. Nice try though. aclennell Don't believe mass media statistics.

Shift from China supply chain 'inevitable' for Australia | Sky News AustraliaThe government says a shift away from Chinese manufacturing is inevitable as Australia begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.\n\nIndustry Minister Karen Andrews said the COVID-19 crisis has given Australia the chance to boost its manufacturing sector which will increase sovereign capabilities and help the economy recover.\n\nAustralia could soon begin making high tech devices, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and food products as the nation begins to shift away from Chinese supply chains.\n This may be a big boost for India. ChinaLiedAndPeopleDied Awesome

Australia about to experience a 'very sharp, strong recession' | Sky News AustraliaAustralia is about to find out 'what it is like to have a proper recession,' according to InvestSMART chief economist Evan Lucas.\n\nAustralia's domestic market slumped five per cent on Friday to finish the session at 5,245.90 points.\n\nMr Lucas said the sharp-sell off is a sign the strong results on the ASX in April was a 'false dawn.'\n\n'What we normally see in stereotypical bear markets, which I think we are absolutely in, we see bull runs,' he said.\n\n'I think May will basically tell you what is likely to happen with regards to the overall economic impacts finally coming through to earnings.\n\n'Bank earnings are telling us this is going to be a very, very sharp strong recession and very much something we haven't actually ever experienced in Australia.\n\n'We got through the (2008) GFC much better than most other nations and I think we are about to find out exactly what it is like to have a proper recession.'\n InvestSMART_AU EvanLucas_INV Enough with your sensational fake news. InvestSMART_AU EvanLucas_INV Try 'depression'. And don't blame it on some boogeyman 'virus' aka exosomes. Blame it on treasonous, parasitic-politicians and their central banking paymasters. Plandemic Scamdemic Event201 ControlledEconomicDemolition GovernmentIsTheVirus Agenda2030 InvestSMART_AU EvanLucas_INV Looks like the tax breaks for billionaires and conglomerates was an unmitigated disaster.