What Federal Government funding is available?
1. JobKeeper Payment
Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. Affected employers will be able to claim a fortnightly payment of $1,500 per eligible employee from 30 March 2020, for a maximum period of 6 months. https://www.business.gov.au/risk-management/emergency-management/coronavirus-information-and-support-for-business/jobkeeper-payment
2. Job seekers
For any staff that may be looking for work or doing approved studies, the Job Seeker Payment can assist with individuals who are:
- between 22 and Age Pension age
- have an income that is under the test limits
- meet residence rules.
To find out the full conditions visit https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/job-seekers
Last updated: 03 April 2020
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