Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Calls For Jobkeeper Extension
Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism are lobbying the Federal Government to extend the Jobkeeper program for the tourism industry, amidst growing concern about the programs September cut-off.
Tourism remains one of the industries most impacted by the management of COVID-19, and according to Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism, requires special consideration as it emerges from forced hibernation.
“The JobKeeper program has been integral to keeping people in some form of paid employment during this time.“ said Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism Board Chairman Wayne Kayler-Thomson.
“We are strongly urging the Government in the coming month to reevaluate the timing and criteria of JobKeeper to ensure the survival of the tourism industry.”