JobKeeper expected to be pushed through Parliament today

The Government has put its JobKeeper package before the Parliament, hoping to rush the initiative through both houses today.

The Prime Minister told Parliament that JobKeeper will keep Australians in jobs and it will keep the businesses that employ them in business.

“The $130 billion economic life-line will provide payments of $1,500 per fortnight to an estimated six million eligible workers through their employer,” Mr Morrison said.

“As of yesterday afternoon over 700,000 businesses have registered for this support, and this number continues to grow.

“It is the equivalent, this payment, of around 70 per cent of the national median wage.

“For workers in accommodation, hospitality and retail services, some of the most affected by this economic crisis, it equates to a full median replacement wage.”

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