Agreement with changes to Jobkeeper for early learning professionals

Jun 16, 2020

Q. This week the Government announced that from 20th July, it would stop paying the economy wide Jobkeeper wage subsidy to childcare services. It would be replaced by transition payments that may be less than the amount of Jobkeeper.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements amount the removal of Jobkeeper for childcare professionals?

  TOTAL: Agree TOTAL: Disagree Strongly agree Somewhat agree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree Unsure
Withdrawing this support puts businesses and jobs at risks if there is a second outbreak of Covid-19 or lockdown restrictions are re-introduced 64% 20% 27% 37% 15% 5% 16%
It is the right time to start to remove the Government funding for some industries 57% 28% 21% 36% 19% 9% 15%
It is too soon to withdraw this support for the childcare sector when many children are not yet back in childcare 55% 30% 24% 32% 20% 9% 15%
The Government has broken its promise to maintain the Jobkeeper program until September 53% 26% 22% 30% 18% 9% 21%
I am worried that the Government will remove Jobkeeper support from other industries before the end of September 53% 28% 22% 31% 19% 9% 19%

 

    Federal Voting intention
TOTAL: Agreement Total Labor Coalition Greens TOTAL: Other  
Withdrawing this support puts businesses and jobs at risks if there is a second outbreak of Covid-19 or lockdown restrictions are re-introduced 64% 71% 59% 73% 66%  
It is the right time to start to remove the Government funding for some industries 57% 53% 71% 39% 50%  
It is too soon to withdraw this support for the childcare sector when many children are not yet back in childcare 55% 65% 45% 70% 62%  
The Government has broken its promise to maintain the Jobkeeper program until September 53% 62% 43% 67% 57%  
I am worried that the Government will remove Jobkeeper support from other industries before the end of September 53% 61% 46% 69% 54%  
Base (n) 1,087 334 412 96 140  
  • 64% of people agree that the withdrawal of Jobkeeper could put businesses at risk if a second outbreak occurs.
  • Over half of people agree that the Government’s decision to change the conditions of the Jobkeeper scheme for early childcare workers means that the Government has broken its promise to keep Jobkeeper until September (53%). Similar numbers agree that ‘It is too soon to withdraw this support for the childcare sector when many children are not yet back in childcare’ (55%) and ‘I am worried that the Government will remove Jobkeeper support from other industries before the end of September’
  • 57% agree that it is the right time for the Government to start withdrawing funding for some industries.

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