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Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds says the federal government is “evolving” its COVID support to provide assistance which is more targeted than JobKeeper. 

On Tuesday, the federal government, in partnership with the NSW government, announced additional financial support for businesses and workers struggling during Sydney’s lockdown. 

“JobKeeper was a national program and it was designed to be rolled out very quickly to keep people in touch with their companies and it did that and it did it remarkably well,” Ms Reynolds said. 

“But like the pandemic and like the epidemiology which is evolving, the federal government is evolving its support in conjunction with states and territories.

“The combination of these packages is certainly equivalent to JobKeeper but we think that it is more targeted, so we have money going directly to families to give them that cash flow to keep food on the table during an extended lockdown.

“And again, to help businesses with their other expenses, because obviously it’s not just their payroll, they do have many other expenses.

“So this is designed to be as quick as possible, but also to keep their doors open to get through the pandemic.”

Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds says the federal government is “evolving” its COVID support to provide assistance which is more targeted than JobKeeper.

On Tuesday, the federal government, in partnership with the NSW government, announced additional financial support for businesses and workers struggling during Sydney’s lockdown.

“JobKeeper was a national program and it was designed to be rolled out very quickly to keep people in touch with their companies and it did that and it did it remarkably well,” Ms Reynolds said.

“But like the pandemic and like the epidemiology which is evolving, the federal government is evolving its support in conjunction with states and territories.

“The combination of these packages is certainly equivalent to JobKeeper but we think that it is more targeted, so we have money going directly to families to give them that cash flow to keep food on the table during an extended lockdown.

“And again, to help businesses with their other expenses, because obviously it’s not just their payroll, they do have many other expenses.

“So this is designed to be as quick as possible, but also to keep their doors open to get through the pandemic.”
Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds says the federal government is “evolving” its COVID support to provide assistance which is more targeted than JobKeeper.

On Tuesday, the federal government, in partnership with the NSW government, announced additional financial support for businesses and workers struggling during Sydney’s lockdown.

“JobKeeper was a national program and it was designed to be rolled out very quickly to keep people in touch with their companies and it did that and it did it remarkably well,” Ms Reynolds said.

“But like the pandemic and like the epidemiology which is evolving, the federal government is evolving its support in conjunction with states and territories.

“The combination of these packages is certainly equivalent to JobKeeper but we think that it is more targeted, so we have money going directly to families to give them that cash flow to keep food on the table during an extended lockdown.

“And again, to help businesses with their other expenses, because obviously it’s not just their payroll, they do have many other expenses.

“So this is designed to be as quick as possible, but also to keep their doors open to get through the pandemic.”

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