The 2020 Budget is all about jobs, jobs and spending to make more jobs. We already have JobSeeker and JobKeeper, and now we have JobMaker and JobTrainer.
The key part of JobTrainer skills package is the expansion of the 50% apprentice wage subsidy to businesses with fewer than 200 employees. Plus, the subsidy has been extended from its original end date of 30 September 2020 to 31 March 2021.
Under the JobKeeper Payment, businesses impacted by the Coronavirus will be able to access a subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees. The JobKeeper payment will be administered by the ATO, and will be paid to businesses that have experienced a downturn of more than 30% (50% for businesses over $1bn).
Slow economic growth is a global theme, with few exceptions. The Australian economy is not immune to this slowdown.
The recent Federal election will have a major influence on the economy as will government spending in the future. Read why.
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