JobKeeper 'badly implemented, badly communicated and badly budgeted' | Sky News Australia

Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the JobKeeper program has been “badly implemented, badly communicated and badly budgeted” which shows you cannot trust “a bad government with a good idea”.

23/05/2020 4:51:00 AM

Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the JobKeeper program has been “badly implemented, badly communicated and badly budgeted” which shows you cannot trust “a bad government with a good idea”.

Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the JobKeeper program has been “badly implemented, badly communicated and badly budgeted” which shows you cannot trust “a bad government with a good idea”. \n\nThe Australian Tax Office admitted the JobKeeper forms 'could have been clearer', after confusion over the first question resulted in the estimated budget being out by $60 billion dollars.\n\n“The $60 billion question is how can we ever believe anything that this treasurer or this government tells us about the budget or about the economy into the future,” Mr Chalmers said.\n\nImage: News Corp Australia

23/05/2020|5minShadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers says the JobKeeper program has been “badly implemented, badly communicated and badly budgeted” which shows you cannot trust “a bad government with a good idea”. The Australian Tax Office admitted the JobKeeper forms "could have been clearer", after confusion over the first question resulted in the estimated budget being out by $60 billion dollars. “The $60 billion question is how can we ever believe anything that this treasurer or this government tells us about the budget or about the economy into the future,” Mr Chalmers said. Image: News Corp Australia

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Heard Chalmers say today that he doesn't blame the 'public servants' who made the error but he blames the government. This guy wants to be in charge or our treasury! What a lightweight fool! JEChalmers Chalmers just seen getting a blozza off K Rudd. Wankers Dear Jimmy you seem to stand there like a shadow with no ideas of your own it’s so easy to point a finger at

It may be clumsy but it was put together in a week. The concept is sound, pity it doesn’t cover a lot more casual people. Jim Chalmers is 100% correct. Don’t criticise the Government they did their best with a emergency situation. This situation is not a blunder it’s an over-estimate they can now pay it back on borrowed funds.

What it was done over night . Labour couldn’t do the building’s for schools previously well . That was a debacle so don’t throw stones Only difference if it was a Labor government it would have been a $60b blowout - not a saving. Surely you could of found a better picture JEChalmers is delusional. Maybe he is seeking leadership of AustralianLabor which is destined for at least another term in Opposition. This tweet is made by a swinging voter who obtained voting age in 1974.

Jim is spot on... 😔 Are u de molay Hey let's all blame the Government because Business was too uneducated to actually work out how to fill in a simple form? (Should have been one professional in the office and about 20 staff standing around saying 'On Ya Mate'!.) Job keeper is ensuring that my staff have dignity, it’s giving hope, a sense of normality, some sort of work routine & keeping them in the loop of day to day operations at HQ. The opposition party knows NOTHING.

If it was a good government with a bad idea would it still be a good government, just asking? Couldn’t find a crappier pic of Jim Chalmers skynews? JEChalmers is a fool. Well said A Dark Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers. Why?they had this much to spend and only so much is gonna be used. I think it’s good we are only spending the smaller amount.

So what would labor have done I wonder? And Albo said “good legislation”. Chalmers was behind Iemma/Rees destruction of Sydney’s transit and bastardisation of Vince Graham 👎 Nailed it It's beyond embarrassing for the government Could you not find a less flattering picture? Who is he.? Not unlike the pink bats program.

'oh by the way did i mention im after albo's job '. WFT would Chalmers know. No joke. And I bet those idiots would’ve done a better job! 🥴🤯 Who ? And he’s absolutely right... Who is this moron? Speaking from his own experience is he? $60bn is an alp test. $60bn is a platform for progressive gov in 21C AU. lnp changed gov using pink batts, and 'energy tax' a branding faux. $60bn sits between .JoshFrydenberg resignation and malfeasance. auspol MasterChefAU JEChalmers politicsabc KKeneally albo

From a man who has never had a real job. Jim. You struggle almost as much as Bowen did. You are a bit better than Bowen. Some advice. You always say you don’t understand things or that they were poorly communicated. What were your listing and comprehension skills like as a child? and that from JEChalmers the swan protege. Too funny really.

How is this bad news? We have saved tax payers $60b that will be paid back with inflation or higher taxes. I’m celebrating this news but I guess most people are financially stupid! We tried it the other way around. Good government, bad ideas. That didn't work either. Rubbish - Labor we’re out there backing the Govt and pushing for more! Rather when doing calculation some were putting 1500 instead of 1. Good - it means less debt for taxpayers to pay back - nincompoops.

Got a funny head that Chalmers. Enjoy opposition JEChalmers Labor continuing to demonstrate why they are in Opposition & will be for a long time. It should be remembered they wanted to take an additional $387 billion from Australians. OH Jim blah blah blah Look who is talking.....LABOR! auspol If Charmers’ mob was in power this would have gone $60B in the other direction.

JEChalmers spot on yet again. Everything this Kleprocratic Gov does is a failure. Looks who’s talking this guy was Chris Bowen’s deputy treasurer and he wanted to tax us on everything Who is this phuckwit ? Keep digging that hole labor. We wouldn’t be in this position if it wasn’t for your aggressive communist mates.

According to jimmy a 60billion error in our favour is a bad thing. Go figure. This guy is way out of his depth. JEChalmers Go back and look at what happened under Rudd. Total chaos. People killed., money blown out the window. Rudd had plenty of time to plan and organize whereas Morrison had to act very quickly .... and Morrison has money left over. Well done to Morrison

Actually we saved billions. Easy to criticise, however the error was by the business owners incorrect entry answering the question ‘number of employees who MAY apply for job keeper’ what is so hard with that question? Why did they put 1500 when they have 1 employee ?! How is that anyone else’s error? The opposition bloke said that? Fancy that.

What’s been badly implemented is the states dragging their heels on the road out of this. Border restrictions need to be lifted they are becoming a joke Good work, Sky! Choose a pic that makes the shadow treasurer, jechalmers, look as dumb as possible! That will make the stuff-ups perpetrated by the government on JobKeeper seem okay!

no 'victoria is a communist state' stories so far today i hope Jim understands the Unions were in lockstep with the idea ! ClubeGaffer And he's completely right. Same all, same song for 5 second for himself - boring Well I’m sure governments will do better next Pandemic! In fact we should put aside $300B and a proper distribution plan to make sure we cover all for 6 months...it’s what we do for the next $300B and the next $300B ...no end to this!

wokabaut_meri Why is “badly implemented, badly communicated and badly budgeted” in quotes as though it's an opinion and not an objectively verifiable, $60,000,000,000 fact? Amazing how this isn't a big deal when the LNP does it, but something something Wayne Swan. BoycottMurdoch auspol There’s only one thing worse jimchalmers, “a bad government with bad ideas” buildingtheeducationrevolution ber pinkbats kevinrudd couldgoonforever

It was designed this way because the government was too embarrassed to let unemployment go through the roof. So they kept people in jobs just to artificially suppress the real unemployment rate. But what happens when those jobs aren’t required in September? Moar? Little JEChalmers the love child of both SwannyQLD and Bowenchris still crying in his crib waiting for his shitty nappy to be changed.

Chalmers chatting trash despite having nothing of substance Why does Sky & ALL media give the BANKS a FREE PASS The $400 BILLION PROFIT from the past decade means they are capable of assisting customers during this downturn- BANKS have not provided assistance despite the MSM coverage- If they did, people would not be going under

Unbelievable Badly communicated to who ? I understood it and implementing it! Badly budgeted ? Wtf.. well under budget in my book is a positive lol Let’s just say.. that god Labor ain’t in control Galiz82 Scarecrow181 Pink Batts, cash for clunkers, green loans, border protection 😂😂 more AustralianLabor lies and bullshit auspol Mediscare

I can't wait to find out how coming under budget is bad Chalmers has all the red flags of a terrible Paul Keating just with even more taxes than before and no idea on how to force big miners to keep jobs here whilst slugging them huge taxes... muppet!!! Again, what’s your alternative policy Jim?

JobKeeper mistake ‘is actually good news for Australian taxpayers’: Frydenberg | Sky News AustraliaSky News host Chris Kenny says “staggering developments” have emerged following the Treasury’s announcement of a 'massive' $60 billion JobKeeper mistake which he discussed in an exclusive interview with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. \n\nA significant reporting error has led Treasury to dramatically revise its projections for the Morrison government's JobKeeper program. \n\nThe scheme, which sees the government pay $1,500 fortnightly in affected workers' wages, was originally expected to cover around 6.5 million employees at a cost of $130 billion. \n\nBut late Thursday, the Treasury and Australian Tax Office were forced to admit to the Morrison government those projections were wrong.\n\nAs a result, Treasury's revised estimate of the cost of the JobKeeper program is now just $70 billion which is $60 billion less than the original forecast. \n\nTreasury now expects the number of employees likely to be covered under JobKeeper program to be around 3.5 million, around 3 million less than forecast.\n\nTreasurer Josh Frydenberg said the “reality is” this was an “unintentional error by a thousand businesses”.\n\nHe said the initial forecast done by Treasury was done at a time when the number of coronavirus cases were on the rise in the nation but said this result “is good news for the Australian taxpayer”. \n\n“It’s good news that the Australian economy hasn’t deteriorated in the way Treasury initially predicted”. \n\n“Nobody should be seeking to blame Treasury or the ATO, we should just be accepting that this is a mistake, it was an unintentional one”. \n\nMr Kenny said the whole “massive” mistake has raised “a range of questions” over the government’s budget which now faces $60 billon less debt than expected. \n\nHowever, “the good news was that it means we’re $60 billion better off than we thought,” Mr Kenny said. \n\nImage: News Corp Australia JoshFrydenberg Great news our treasure made such a monumental error, more like lucky it wasn’t the other way around & we were found to be shortchanged. Fact is liberals are bad economic managers & Frydenberg is the worst JoshFrydenberg Labors fault as usual JoshFrydenberg Did Kenny the Coward ask any tough questions or just hand out his standard platitudes? Frydenberg is incompetent and should resign. If he does not do that, he should be sacked! Like pockets in a singlet.

Budget bottom line to benefit from JobKeeper bungle, but economists say the money could be better spentThe JobKeeper bungle now means the Federal Government is essentially $60 billion richer, which is good news for the budget's bottom line. “...An error between the number of employees businesses estimated would be covered by the scheme and the actual amount currently receiving the payment...” NOT CORRECT. auspol Try reporting facts, the Govt announced the $130b in March, before any business applied. Report the facts.

ATO admits the JobKeeper forms 'could have been clearer' | Sky News AustraliaThe Australian Tax Office admits the JobKeeper forms 'could have been clearer', after confusion over the first question resulted in the estimated budget being out by $60 billion dollars. \n\nA significant reporting error has led Treasury to dramatically revise its projections for the Morrison government's JobKeeper program. \n\nThe scheme, which sees the government pay $1,500 fortnightly in affected workers' wages, was originally expected to cover around 6.5 million employees at a cost of $130 billion. \n\nBut late Thursday, the Treasury and Australian Tax Office were forced to admit to the Morrison Government those projections were wrong. \n\nAs a result, Treasury's revised estimate of the cost of the JobKeeper program is now just $70 billion which is $60 billion less than the original forecast.\n\nImage: Getty Morrison Govt reveals accounting bungle with JobKeeper numbers, saves tax payers $60 billion Anthony Albanese: If they can’t get this right, then how can they be trusted to get the recovery right BUT Remember So it was an honest mistake? Companies weren't trying to rort it then? Oh ok. Well anyone can make a mistake.

Revised JobKeeper projections 'are a great result for Aussies' | Sky News AustraliaTasmanian Senator Eric Abetz says Treasury's revision on JobKeeper projections is actually 'fantastic' and is 'a great result for the Australian people'. \n\nA significant reporting error has led Treasury to dramatically revise its projections for the Morrison government's JobKeeper program. \n\nThe scheme, which sees the government pay $1,500 fortnightly in affected workers' wages, was originally expected to cover around 6.5 million employees at a cost of $130 billion. \n\nBut late Thursday, the Treasury and Australian Tax Office were forced to admit to the Morrison government those projections were wrong.\n\nAs a result, Treasury's revised estimate of the cost of the JobKeeper program is now just $70 billion which is $60 billion less than the original forecast. \n\nTreasury now expects the number of employees likely to be covered under JobKeeper program to be around 3.5 million, around 3 million less than forecast.\n\nMr Abetz told Sky News host Chris Kenny 'the important is if you make errors, make them in the way it was done in this occasion'. \n\nHe said the 'worst thing' that could have happened is if the nation had to spend over predicted estimates, as opposed to what has happened in this instance. \n\nImage: Getty Not if this was done by a labor government hey sky news!!!!! It's $70B in unspent stimulus in an economy with an unemployment rate in double figures and businesses going out the back door everyday. How fantastic is that 😏 Yeah SARGE whatever you recon

Contingency needed for JobKeeper end: Labor | Sky News AustraliaShadow Employment Minister Brendan O’Connor says the government must outline its contingency plans for businesses kept alive by JobKeeper when the program ends in September in case the economy stalls in its recovery. \n\nThe government’s wages scheme, along with it’s the increase to the JobSeeker welfare payment, conclude on September 30, fuelling concerns the end of the scheme is only delaying a sharp increase in the unemployment rate. \n\nMr O’Connor told Sky News despite easing restrictions, Labor remains concerned for those employed in sectors, such as aviation, that will taker longer to open back up. \n\n“Our concern would be sectors that would not be opening up very quickly, like aviation, and further beyond the end of JobKeeper and JobSeeker packages, how will businesses survive if they are still dealing with this issue full on in front on,” he said. \n\n“There has to be at least some contingency plans of government to deal with those issues now and deal with the potential challenges we will face at the end of September.”\n\nWhen asked if he would like to see the programs extended, the Labor frontbencher said that was the government’s problem to solve. \n\n“I think the government should come up with its proposals. It has access to treasury, it has access to government agencies, I think it has, should have, a really good picture of what is happening in the labour market and the economy,” Mr O’Connor said. \n\n“We will work with the government but it is up to them to come up with the precise options.”\n BOConnorMP Like give more money?....ffs. JEChalmers BOConnorMP Mr O’Connor, you state that 500,000 people stopped looking for work last month. Do you think this is due to the Govt’s increased amount of money for the ‘Jobseeker ‘ payment? BOConnorMP Onya Kevin Rudd.

Number of Australians on JobKeeper revised down by 3 million due to 'significant' reporting errorBREAKING: Treasury has revealed the number of Australians receiving the JobKeeper allowance has been grossly overestimated. So we cannot even get a correct number on this...well done So the money is now available for cultural workers? University workers? local government workers?