The Australian Government is set to stop JobKeeper payments in September but
companies and their employees that are relying on the payment are asking for it
to be extended. Qantas is one of those businesses using JobKeeper payments to
keep their staff employed and think the payment should be extended until 2021.
What do you think LiveTribers? Should the JobKeeper payments be extended? Do you
think businesses will then become reliant on the government payments?
Posted by on 26 Jun 2020
Job keeper needs to be carefully re jigged to ensure only those needing it are
protected. If the health emergency is too prolonged the we will be in a
worldwide recession. The real worry is that just as b4 the 2nd World War there
was a Depression. This time will the PRC do a Hitler or a Hirohito and flex it's
military muscle and try to annex Taiwan and lock up the South China Sea? Food
for thought eh ?
yes , i believe the jobkeeper payments should continue , until we reach a state
of normality . I feel for the people , and families that have been hard hit with
job layoffs , businesses going broke , but this Covid is only a part of the
problem in job losses , we are seeing more on-line shopping as it's cheaper ,
convenient and delivered ! Lets not forget that the online company's are able
to offer cheaper goods , as there is no middle man (retailer) , they purchase in
volume and don't pay extravagant rent on premises to attract WIWO clientele .
Everyone seems to forget that these online company's have 3 income streams ,1.
You pay upfront , monies collected are invested , thus interest income .2. They
puchase at wholesale , because of volume spending , so a larger margin is kept
ie. no overheads , sales staff or oncosts , rent in cbd . 3. They deliver goods
in bulk , therefore more bargaining power with freight company's to lower
delivery fees , but the customer pays standard delivery fee . All of this
contributes to the consumers lack of need for retail stores , sales persons .
The Covid virus aside , we as consumers are contributing to cyber sales and
people are becoming redundant . The Australian government has money to pass on
to the jobkeepers , until we address all of these issues , as this will not stop
after Covid . For the worriers out there about government spending . This
country will never go broke , it has an open cheque book and the safety of
knowing that the debt has no repayment date !
Yes it should be extended only for those workers that are genuinely waiting for
their employer to be able to take them back on board in the workplace, and that
the employer does feel that the employee is needed back at work in the next
couple of weeks.
Major corporate companies should be excluded, if they are unable to operate a
business at that scale then they shouldn't be there, it may well be providing
income but it's an unstable one, the money would be better placed providing
small business with more incentive and buoyancy, being more holistic in there
approach to the homeless and getting them working, increasing Centrelink
payments particularly for the elderly and disadvantaged and maybe using some to
offset a lowered tax rate,
The current platform serves too much as a bandaid that will fall off before the
wound heals, keeping those afloat that have the capacity to help themselves and
ignoring the greater issue
I think it should be extended to those people who are genuinely unemployed or
have lost their businesses because of COVID-19. I know a number of people who
weren't affected by COVID-19 at all and they are laughing all the way to the
bank because of the large amounts of money they are being given by the
Government at present. The payments should not be extended to people such as
these. Many people are really suffering and they should be given priority.
Yes needs to be extended for those still out of work how else are they going to
live, pay mortgages and feed their kids?
And JobSeeker , Austudy and Youth Allowance has to continue because there are
not jobs to get, and students cannot do their part time work because many work
We can sustain it, the Government owns the Reserve bank, it is digital money,
and it will stimulate the economy so they will get it back in GST and taxes from
people when they are back at work. They could also stop subsidizes oil, gas and
coal industries and stop politician pay rises.
people can only get back to work only if there is work for then with airports
closed or close to it that is a lot of people out of work in my home town that
is 2,000 people them you have tour operators with no one coming into the county
they are out of work l know of one tour operator that has had to sell they home
to keep it going
While it would be nice to see JobKeeper in its current form extended Australia
can't afford it. What needs to be done is to closely examine the JobKeeper
guidelines and eliminate people who are rorting the system, and there are a lot
who are, and only pay genuine unemployed. We also need to cut Government
expenditure on unnecessary things including cancelling the White Elephant
submarines that will cost $225+ billion and put that money towards employment
and the training of people out of work.