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A local MP has welcomed the extension of the JobKeeper program.

Member for Barker TonyPasinsaid this unprecedented economic support for local businesses and their workers is helping local communities in Barker through the COVID-19 pandemic and bolstering our economic recovery.

Mr Pasin went on to say An estimated 3,700 organisations and their employees in Barker have benefited from the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program

From late September A two-tiered payment is set to be introduced to better reflect the pre-COVID-19 income of payment recipients

From the 28th September until the 3rd of January next year, the two payments will be $1,200 and $750 per fortnight, with the lower payment for employees who worked less than 20 hours a week in the month of February pre-COVID-19.

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