Job Keeper 2.0 Tuesday, 21 July 2020
Today, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the extension of the JobKeeper Program until 28 March 2021, targeting support to those businesses that continue to be significantly impacted by Coronavirus restrictions. See here the VTIC media statement released today.
Our industry has been disproportionately affected by the impacts of Coronavirus restrictions and VTIC has lobbied hard for the continuation of this vital program.
Every single operator that we’ve engaged with over the past many months has clearly noted this is the single most critical support program that’s allowed them to hang on to their businesses and staff in the midst of this crisis.
This Federal initiative has made all the difference in keeping the tourism, hospitality and events sectors alive, and its continuation will give businesses some security to plan and manage their resources moving forward.
VTIC is also asking the Government to reinforce the Rental Mandatory Code of Conduct and the various bank relief measures by also extending these programs to March 2021.
Further announcements are expected on 23 July when the Treasurer will reveal the next round of Federal economic packages.
Visit vtic.com.au/coronavirus for key information available including support and funding, and information specific to the tourism industry.