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The Morrison government's $1500 a fortnight JobKeeper payments will begin to roll out to struggling businesses from today.

The Morrison government's $1500 a fortnight JobKeeper payments will begin to roll out to struggling businesses from today.

The Morrison government's $1500 a fortnight JobKeeper payments will begin to roll out to struggling businesses from today. \n\nAlmost 735,000 businesses and 4.7 million Australian employees will benefit from the historic wage subsidy scheme. \n\nSmall businesses are the biggest recipients of the scheme, with 87 per cent of scheme recipients recording a turnover of under $2 million. \n\nNew South Wales and Victoria have the highest number of businesses signed up, with 252,207 businesses in NSW and 197,987 in Victoria to start receiving payments today. \n\nThe government has received harsh criticism over the start date of the scheme, with many businesses forced to get bridging loans to keep their staff in a job until May. \n

06/05/2020|2minThe Morrison government's $1500 a fortnight JobKeeper payments will begin to roll out to struggling businesses from today. Almost 735,000 businesses and 4.7 million Australian employees will benefit from the historic wage subsidy scheme. Small businesses are the biggest recipients of the scheme, with 87 per cent of scheme recipients recording a turnover of under $2 million. New South Wales and Victoria have the highest number of businesses signed up, with 252,207 businesses in NSW and 197,987 in Victoria to start receiving payments today. The government has received harsh criticism over the start date of the scheme, with many businesses forced to get bridging loans to keep their staff in a job until May.

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Once again NZ beats us by several lengths. If you can actually get it !This tricky LNP Up to old tricks. No new Announcements no plan for future No Vision No Nation Building Projects Surplus First =Australia last 3 Amigos corman morrison frydenberg Want a surplus for re Election =Slushfund ScottyfromMarketing

Are you sure ? My daughter got her $1,500 job keeper payment 2 weeks ago -she was lucky to get one shift a week ;now she gets 40 hours a week thanks to Jobkeeper About time some of the promised money is actually spent. Too long in the tooth ! Anyone know if it's back dated and comes in a lump some from March 1.

8 weeks too late Today? So how have people been eating? bushfires 6 weeks ...too late for some businesses..Scomo still got payed on time...what does he care... It’s about bloody time- a month after we had to start paying it to our staff! jobkeeper ato auspol what happened to May 1?!? Take your time... no hurry... no urgency... FFS... hopeless.... start today if businesses have paid in the first place... or borrowed money to pay their employees... most idiotic 'system' ever thought up

geoffrey_payne How about ‘The Australian Government is finally going to use public money to support businesses, some that are struggling and others who are rorting the system that is working to design’ or ‘Morrison’s mobsters using public money to provide headlines in MSM and little else.

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

Better too late than never, I suppose...

Morrison orders Tehan to withdraw ‘failure of leadership’ comments | Sky News AustraliaPrime Minister Scott Morrison ordered his Education Minister to withdraw his attack on the Andrews Government in a desperate bid to control any relationship fallout.\n\nEducation Minister Dan Tehan accused Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews of a “failure of leadership” yesterday for not pushing for schools to return.\n\nJust hours after making the comments on an interview on ABC's Insiders, Mr Tehan withdrew them.\n\nSky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell revealed Mr Morrison’s office contacted Mr Tehan’s office asking them to walk back the comments.\n\nMr Morrison’s office than called the Victorian Government to control the damage.\n\n“This could have put Victoria’s participation in the national cabinet in doubt without the statement withdrawing the remarks,” Mr Clennell said.\n\n“The relationship between Morrison and Andrews has been good up until now. Mr Tehan had been moved emotionally by parents begging him for a return to school and that’s why he lashed out is my understanding.”\n RT : Prime Minister Scott Morrison ordered his Education Minister to withdraw an attack on the Andrews Government in a desperate bid to control any relationship fallout. aclennell aclennell Coronavirus update: Really? That was obvious. aclennell Withdraw is such a cowardly response. It just means he meant it but doesn’t want to get any flack

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 dismisses $20bn call to support temporary visa holders | Sky News AustraliaPopulation 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 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. 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

Govt 'emotionally blackmailing' Australians to download CovidSafe app | Sky News AustraliaMany Australians have not taken kindly to the government's 'disgusting and demeaning' messaging on its CovidSAFE app, according to Sky News contributor Daisy Cousens.\n\nUsing Bluetooth, the app traces prolonged contact of other users within range for 21 days allowing health authorities to quickly contact people who have been in contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus.\n\nThe government argues this process will streamline the process of finding contacts who have been exposed to the coronavirus, reducing the time the disease has to spread throughout the community.\n\nPrime Minister Scott Morrison has previously suggested the app needs at least 40 per cent community buy-in for it to be effective and has ruled out making the service mandatory.\n\nHowever, the government has been increasingly linking the lifting of stringent COVID-19 restrictions to the number of Australians who download the app, with Health Minister Greg Hunt tweeting last week: 'Want to go to the footy? Download the app.'\n\nMs Cousens told Sky News the government is attempting to 'emotionally blackmail' Australians.\n\n'Australians are being emotionally blackmailed into allowing the government to trace their contacts, which is a massive deal ... on pain on being effective house arrest,' she said.\n\n'I would actually respect the government more if they bit the bullet and made it mandatory, then at least they would be honest in their intentions.'\n\nImage: Getty They have similar app in India and its useful to track corona cases near you. It’s your right to say no. We won’t be blackmailed!

Jacinda Ardern ‘can’t push over the top COVID caution’ to Australia’s leaders | Sky News AustraliaSky News host Chris Kenny says he hopes New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern doesn’t promote “overdone lockdowns and exaggerated caution” during her National Cabinet hookup with Australia's political leaders on Tuesday. \n\nMs Ardern will be part of the National Cabinet meeting where the discussion of a ‘Trans-Tasman bubble’ will reportedly take place with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and our state and territory leaders. \n\nMr Kenny said now is the “time for loosening” of restrictions and the “time for business to be freed up”. \n\nHe said the meeting with Ms Ardern does “make sense” given the connection between the two nations and our efforts to combat COVID-19. \n\nImage: Getty jacindaardern She's embarrassing. jacindaardern He only says that shit because he has to display the “shock jock” persona. It shows that he understands that’s the way to keep his job on your news network. jacindaardern Let’s be frank. We taje no notice of Chris and Jacinda has far too much intelligence to.

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Almost 735,000 businesses and 4.7 million Australian employees will benefit from the historic wage subsidy scheme. There, the country was showing early and promising signs it was containing the spread of the virus. Small businesses are the biggest recipients of the scheme, with 87 per cent of scheme recipients recording a turnover of under $2 million. Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell revealed Mr Morrison’s office contacted Mr Tehan’s office asking them to walk back the comments. New South Wales and Victoria have the highest number of businesses signed up, with 252,207 businesses in NSW and 197,987 in Victoria to start receiving payments today. 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. The government has received harsh criticism over the start date of the scheme, with many businesses forced to get bridging loans to keep their staff in a job until May.

Favourite . Sydney's Brendan Brest, 22, who lives with a mental health disability, said he had worked his way up from a life on the streets to living in transitional housing, with a view to moving into private, shared accommodation. “The relationship between Morrison and Andrews has been good up until now.