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Jobseeker and Jobkeeper extended, but reduced and more checks and balances

September 30th was seen as an economic and employment "cliff" with the Jobseeker and Jobkeeper packages due to end, but yesterday the Prime Minister extended both into next year.

They'll be accompanied by means testing and more checking to make sure the payments are getting to the right people - and get some people back to work who've had a bit of a paid holiday at the expense of fellow taxpayers

I spoke to Damian Connors from The Dispensary and Byrnes Pies about the impacts of Job Seeker and Jobkeeper on his business, and what it means for the future after the extension announced yesterday.

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Interesting to hear that with over 20 jobs available in recent times, the majority have been filled by people outside Mackay looking to come "A Little Further North"

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