Senate debates

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Statements by Senators

JobKeeper Payment

1:59 pm

Photo of Nita GreenNita Green (Queensland, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

There's no substitute for JobKeeper, and the aviation plan that the government announced will not guarantee jobs in Cairns or jobs in other tourism destinations. It's hopeless, it's hapless, it's friendless and it will not do the job of guaranteeing that people on the ground who have been hardest hit by the closure of international borders will have their jobs. Every single job that is lost because JobKeeper is cut is on this government. They are responsible, they need to step in and there is no substitute for JobKeeper. The flight announcement that this government made is not enough.


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