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Government ‘favourably disposed’ to extending JobSeeker in coronavirus economy, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirms – ABC News

The Federal Treasurer tells Insiders the scheme is likely to be extended beyond December, but says the Government must “get the balance right” so people are encouraged to return to work.

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The Federal Treasurer has all but confirmed the Government will extend the JobSeeker supplement, in some form, beyond its December expiry date.
Key points:

  • Josh Frydenberg says the Government is “favourably disposed” to extending JobSeeker beyond December
  • Half of all JobKeeper recipients are expected to be in Victoria later this year
  • The Treasurer defended sourcing inspiration from conservative icons Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan

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