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Thousands of Queenslanders face unemployment as end of JobKeeper wage subsidy program looms, dealing another major blow to tourism sector – ABC News

After diving the depths of the Great Barrier Reef with thousands of tourists, Cairns instructor Ty McCormack is jobless. He’s one of 8,000 people in Far North Queensland…

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More than 8,000 people in Cairns are expected to lose their JobKeeper wage subsidy payments in coming days, in what is expected to be yet another major blow to Far North Queensland’s tourism industry.
Key points:

  • JobKeeper ends for about 1.54 million Australians on Sunday
  • About 8,000 people in Cairns are expected to be impacted
  • Tourism operators are calling for targeted support to be given to areas dependent on international visitors

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