ACT JobKeeper: $187m went to Canberra firms businesses despite rising turnover

Karen Barlow
Lucy Bladen
By Karen Barlow, and Lucy Bladen
Updated October 20 2021 - 9:12am, first published 5:00am
Labor MP Andrew Leigh. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Amid demands to the Tax Office by opposition parties and crossbenchers to prise open the $90 billion tax payer funded JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme and name the beneficiaries, Federal Labor has revealed almost $200 million in emergency Covid-19 support went to ACT businesses who didn't need it.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

Lucy Bladen

Lucy Bladen

Reporter Canberra Times

Lucy Bladen has been a journalist at The Canberra Times since 2019. She is an ACT politics and health reporter. Email: l.bladen@canberratimes.com.au

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