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Economic Response to the Coronavirus, JobKeeper Payment

Date Enacted: March 2020
Country: Australia

Under this program, extended until March 28, 2021, “businesses and not‐for-profits significantly impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak” could “access a wage subsidy from the Government to continue paying their employees.” This allowed “businesses to keep people in their jobs and re-start” following the crisis and also allowed employees to “keep their job and earn an income.” The program was also available to self-employed individuals.