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The federal government has been accused of a ‘ruthless’ double standard over its treatment of locked-down workers and profitable JobKeeper recipients

The federal government has a “ruthless” double standard in its handling of locked-down workers and successful companies, Australian Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus said. New payments for workers impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns will come with retroactive compliance checks, but there is no law compelling profitable firms to repay […]
The federal government has been accused of a ‘ruthless’ double standard over its treatment of locked-down workers and profitable JobKeeper recipients
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The federal government is reportedly considering $1,000 disaster payments for Victorians thrown out of work by the latest COVID-19 lockdown

The federal government is reportedly considering tweaks to federal disaster payments to cover Victorians put out of work by new coronavirus lockdowns. Tweaks to federal disaster payments, offering $1,000 to eligible adults, or a broadening of the $1,500 quarantine payment system are reportedly up for discussion. The news comes after […]
The federal government is reportedly considering $1,000 disaster payments for Victorians thrown out of work by the latest COVID-19 lockdown
Markets

Consumers might abandon credit cards and push $100 billion of spending onto debit cards every year because of coronavirus, a Visa executive says

Consumers are using more debit cards compared to the other high-end option of credit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Visa has found. Visa’s US credit-card volumes fell sharply in May year-on-year, while debit-card usage grew 12%, according to an SEC filing this week. The payment-card company’s internal analysis […]
Consumers might abandon credit cards and push $100 billion of spending onto debit cards every year because of coronavirus, a Visa executive says
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The New South Wales government is offering $10,000 to small businesses impacted by coronavirus related shutdowns – but restaurants say they need rent relief

The New South Wales government is offering $10,000 grants to businesses impacted by the coronavirus related shutdowns. To be eligible, businesses must have between 1 and 19 employees and a turnover of more than $75,000. The Restaurants and Catering Association supports the move but is also lobbying the government to […]
The New South Wales government is offering $10,000 to small businesses impacted by coronavirus related shutdowns – but restaurants say they need rent relief
Tech

Coronavirus relief checks could arrive as soon as 3 weeks for some Americans, but it could take longer if you didn’t set up direct deposit information when you filed your taxes

Americans will receive their relief checks from the government in about three weeks, according to the stimulus package deal the Senate approved on Wednesday, but for some, it could take longer. The US Senate passed a $US2 trillion stimulus package Wednesday to help Americans deal with the economic fallout of […]
Coronavirus relief checks could arrive as soon as 3 weeks for some Americans, but it could take longer if you didn’t set up direct deposit information when you filed your taxes