Latest JobKeeper and JobSeeker changes

Download the latest member fact sheets with the recent changes to JobSeeker and JobKeeper. Find out what has changed, new eligibility rules for businesses and sole traders.

Download the fact sheet about the latest changes to JobKeeper here.

As you may recall, earlier this year the ASU along with other Australian unions campaigned relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. In
early April 2020 the Federal Government passed legislation and created the JobKeeper wage stimulus package which was scheduled to end in late September 2020. This package has now been changed with the Australian Government extending JobKeeper payments by a further six months until 28 March 2021. JobKeeper 2.0 is not perfect, there are still many workers who are not eligible to receive the payment and the Australian Services Union will continue to campaign until all workers receive the financial assistance they require.

Download the fact sheet about the latest changes to JobSeeker here

On 21 July 2020 the Federal Government announced there will be changes to JobSeeker, the additional income support available for workers who lose their job, are stood down, on low incomes or are in casual
and contract employment as a result of the economic downturn due to the Coronavirus. Originally in March 2020 the federal government introduced a temporary Coronavirus Supplement of $550 a fortnight. The temporary supplement was paid on top of the base JobSeeker rate, which is equal to $565.70 a fortnight for someone without children, and $612.00 a fortnight for someone with children. These will continue to operate until September 24 2020.