Q. On Tuesday July 21st, the government announced that JobKeeper payments and the increase to JobSeeker will be extended to March 2021 but that the rates for each will be reduced in October, and again in January. Eligibility for JobKeeper will remain the same, meaning that casual workers will not receive support.
To what extent do you support or oppose the changes to these schemes?
|TOTAL: Support||TOTAL: Oppose||Strongly support||Somewhat support||Neither support nor oppose||Somewhat oppose||Strongly oppose|
|Businesses having to be re-tested for JobKeeper to ensure they are still eligible||69%||9%||37%||33%||22%||6%||2%|
|The continuation of payments to March 2021||66%||12%||31%||35%||22%||8%||5%|
|The reduction in the amount of payments||54%||21%||22%||33%||25%||12%||9%|
|NET: Support||Total||Labor||NET: Coalition||Greens||NET: Other|
|Businesses having to be re-tested for JobKeeper to ensure they are still eligible||69%||70%||76%||58%||72%|
|The continuation of payments to March 2021||66%||72%||65%||78%||60%|
|The reduction in the amount of payments||54%||49%||67%||33%||62%|
- Extension of the JobKeeper and JobSeeker schemes receives support from a two-thirds majority (66%). While the reduction of payments is supported by just over half (54%), 21% oppose this decision.
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