MEDIA RELEASE - JOBKEEPER CUTS WILL HURT 21,775 WORKERS IN DUNKLEY - 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

PETA MURPHY MP
MEMBER FOR DUNKLEY

 

JOBKEEPER CUTS WILL HURT 21,775 WORKERS IN DUNKLEY

New numbers reveal that around 21,775 workers in Dunkley could be worse off and up to $19,401,525 will be ripped out of the local economy every fortnight if the Morrison Government goes ahead with its cuts to JobKeeper at the end of September.

With nearly one million Australians unemployed and unemployment expected to increase, it makes no sense for the Morrison Government to be withdrawing support without a comprehensive jobs plan to replace it.

Federal Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy MP has warned that Morrison’s planned JobKeeper cuts on 28 September will make the recession worse.

“Scott Morrison should reconsider his cuts to JobKeeper which are coming at the worst possible time for many workers, businesses and communities who are relying on it,” Ms Murphy said.

From Monday 28 September, cuts and changes to the JobKeeper scheme will see local businesses and workers lose access completely, while others will have their payments slashed by between $300 and $750 per fortnight.

The premature withdrawal of JobKeeper support follows the Morrison Government’s decision to exclude millions of workers from the program, including over a million casual workers.  

“I’m concerned at what these cuts mean for the 21,775 workers and 5,730 local businesses who rely on them. Our community needs and deserves a comprehensive jobs plan to set us up for the recovery and the future.”

“The Morrison Government’s plan to pull support from the economy will deepen the recession and make unemployment queues longer.”

 

DATE: 24 SEPTEMBER 2020

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Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra.