Scott Morrison is just weeks away from cutting JobKeeper and ripping vital support from workers and 1,084 businesses in Ipswich, the Somerset Region and Karana Downs area.
Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann has warned the JobKeeper transition must be based on what's really going on in the local economy, not an arbitrary deadline at the end of March.
“Scott Morrison’s JobKeeper cuts risk leaving too many people in our community behind,” Mr Neumann said.
“Our recovery from the deepest recession in a century risks being longer because Scott Morrison is pulling support from some sections of our local economy too quickly.
“Our community needs and deserves a comprehensive jobs plan to support local businesses and workers in the recovery.
Abolishing JobKeeper at the end of March will impact more than one million workers and half a million businesses across the country, including 3,336 working families Ipswich, the Somerset Region and Karana Downs area.
“Labor pushed for wage subsidies in the first place because it was the right thing to do.
“With more than two million Australians searching for a job or more work hours, the Morrison Government has no real plan to grow our local economy.
“Instead, its cuts to JobKeeper, cuts to wages, and cuts to superannuation will make things worse, not better.
“Only Labor is on the side of local working families – fighting COVID-19, while also fighting to build an economy that is stronger and fairer after the pandemic than it was beforehand.