Coronavirus: JobKeeper, JobSeeker to stay but at lower rate

Kirsten Lawson
By Kirsten Lawson
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:24pm, first published July 20 2020 - 12:30pm
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

The JobKeeper wage subsidy will be extended for six months beyond September but at a lower rate than currently paid, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce on Tuesday. The JobSeeker unemployment benefit will also stay in place, but at a lower rate and for a yet-to-be-disclosed length of time.

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Kirsten Lawson

Kirsten Lawson

Political reporter

It's about the truth for me. That means asking questions. Then asking more questions. On the best days, we get answers.