Senate debates

Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Income Support Payments

2:59 pm

Photo of Linda ReynoldsLinda Reynolds (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Government Services) Share this | Hansard source

In this case, given the complexity and the importance of this issue, I think that the context is vitally important. If someone was in receipt of both JobKeeper payment and an income support payment, they needed to report the JobKeeper payment amount like any other employment income, and this was always very clear to recipients.

I'll just make it very clear also that no individual has had to pay back JobKeeper, whereas, as Senator Birmingham has already clarified, $296 million has been identified as being overpaid to businesses.


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