Federal Member for Burt, Matt Keogh MP, has launched a community campaign calling on Scott Morrison not to cancel JobKeeper too early.
Mr Keogh said cancelling the $1,500 fortnightly JobKeeper wage subsidy too early could mean:
- Up to 4,060 businesses in Burt may be forced to close their doors;
- Approximately 15,424 workers may be forced into unemployment; and
- Up to $23,136,000 could be ripped out of the local economy each and every fortnight.
Analysis based on Treasury and ATO Data
Mr Keogh said cancelling JobKeeper too early would be devastating for Burt.
“Just as people are starting to get back on their feet, cancelling JobKeeper too early would have a devastating impact on local businesses and households.
“Our community simply cannot afford the early cancellation of the $1,500 fortnightly JobKeeper wage subsidy.
“When I walk around the Jull St Mall and talk to small business owners and workers, people tell me that JobKeeper is helping their businesses survive and keeping people in work.
“I’ve been so proud of the way our community has been looking out for one another in recent times.
“I’m asking everyone to again come together and send a strong message to Scott Morrison and the Liberals not to cancel JobKeeper too early” said Matt Keogh MP.
To send Scott Morrison and the Liberals a message not to cancel JobKeeper too early, visit www.DontCancelJobKeeperEarly.com.au to sign the petition.