We need a wage subsidy for casuals

The coronavirus crisis is having a huge impact on the Australian economy and millions of jobs are at risk.

After weeks of campaigning by Labor, the government set up the JobKeeper wage subsidy so that Australians can stay in work and out of unemployment lines during the coronavirus crisis.

It’s an important program but it’s not perfect – so our work isn’t finished yet.

Over a million casual workers may miss out on the wage subsidy as will vulnerable workers in schools and universities, the NDIS, local government and those with temporary visas. 

Will you sign the petition calling on Scott Morrison to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy to include more casual and vulnerable workers?