Committee for Ballarat, along with the City of Ballarat, Commerce Ballarat and Ballarat Regional Tourism, joined a growing list of submissions to the Prime Minster directly, to extend Job Keeper payment beyond 30 September, for those industries who need it the most.
“Almost 6000 people in Ballarat have lost their jobs since the pandemic began. More than 2800 JobKeeper applications have been lodged by businesses in Ballarat (April figures).
Our consultation with industry, has told us that the JobKeeper program has been integral to keeping people in some form of paid employment during this time. With the Victorian business restriction environment likely to remain uncertain for many months ahead, it is clear there is a growing concern about the cessation of JobKeeper at the end of September.”
You can read the letter here
Whilst we have not had a response, we have been encouraged by the enormous support this issue has received from around the country.