Wage subsidies worth $130 billion will soon flow to workers around Australia as the federal government scrambles to save six million jobs.
HOW DOES THE JOBKEEPER PAYMENT WORK?* Businesses will receive $1500 every fortnight for all employees over six months* Employers will be legally obligated to pass the money on to their workers* The tax office will administer the payments, which are worth $130 billion* The scheme is designed to maintain links...
Eligible workers will soon get $1500 fortnightly payments for six months after the federal government's $130 billion wage subsidy scheme passed parliament.
World Health Organisation officials have denied that the body was "China-centric" and say the acute phase of a pandemic is not the time to cut funding, after US President Donald Trump said he would put contributions on hold.
LATEST NEWS ABOUT COVID-19:--NUMBERS* Confirmed cases in Australia: 6,013* Australian deaths: 50 (21 in NSW, 12 in Vic, four in Qld, six in WA, three in Tas, two in ACT, two in SA).
Coronavirus won't be taking a holiday over Easter and neither should Australians.
Detectives have started investigating the handling of the Ruby Princess coronavirus scandal as the number of new COVID-19 infections across NSW continues to stabilise.
Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter and payments company Square, said he is moving $US1 billion ($A1.26 billion) of his equity in Square to fund COVID-19 relief efforts and eventually other causes.
Policing of social gathering restrictions will be ramped up in Tasmania's northwest where an outbreak of coronavirus has hit a hospital.
Officials are insisting Queenslanders stay in their homes over the Easter break to avoid a spike in new COVID-19 infections.