The Australian Government has announced that it will extend the JobKeeper Payment scheme until 28 March 2021, subject to modifications to tighten employer eligibility and a phased reduction in the JobKeeper payment rate. Employers should consider how these changes might impact their existing or future workforce management strategies.

The JobKeeper Payment scheme has been extended into early 2021. However, from 28 September 2020, eligibility for the scheme will be restricted and payments made will be reduced.

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For more information or advice on this topic, please contact:

Drew Pearson
Drew Pearson
Partner, Sydney
+61 2 9225 5492
Nicholas Ogilvie
Nicholas Ogilvie
Partner, Melbourne
+61 3 9288 1380
Kirsty Faichen
Kirsty Faichen
Partner, Brisbane
+61 7 3258 6492
Anna Creegan
Anna Creegan
Partner, Perth
+61 3 8 9211 7135