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The JobKeeper cliff is within sight, but with coronavirus restrictions in place, these business owners fear the drop – ABC News

All Emily Turnbull wants to do is dress up as a fairy princess and operate her entertainment business, but with COVID-19 restrictions still in place, that’s not possible, and now, she must manage a drop in JobKeeper.

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Like so many sole traders, Emily Turnbull has been relying on the JobKeeper wage subsidy to survive.
Key points:

  • Sole traders fear changes to JobKeeper due at the end of September
  • They say it’s too soon and the reduced amount “is not going to be enough to live”
  • One economist predicts JobKeeper recipients will move into paid work

“It’s basically my only source of income at the moment,” she said.
The 28-year-old and her partner run Magical Princess Enterta…

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