The JobKeeper Payment is an Australian Government support measure to help eligible employers retain their employees throughout this period of business downturn.
Last financial year, businesses significantly impacted by COVID-19 and the associated business restrictions were encouraged to apply for this wage subsidy, allowing them to claim $1,500 per eligible employee, per fortnight.
The scheme has been extended from the initial end date of September 2020 for businesses still able to demonstrate that their turnover is down 30 per cent or more.
From 28 September 2020, the JobKeeper Payment will be $1,200 a fortnight for full-time workers and $750 for part-time workers (<20 hours per fortnight).
From 4 January to 28 March 2021, the JobKeeper Payment will be $1,000 a fortnight for full-time workers and $650 for part-time workers (<20 hours per fortnight).
For more information about the payment and eligibility, visit the Australian Government Treasury