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Peter Gutwein must stand up for casuals, local government workers and visa workers

  • Gutwein finally comes to the party by calling for JobKeeper extension
  • Premier continues to ignore casuals, local government workers and visa workers
  • Government must stand up for Tasmanian workers and businesses

While Peter Gutwein has finally seen the light by calling for the JobKeeper program to be extended, he continues to ignore those workers who are ineligible for payments under the scheme.

Labor Leader, Rebecca White, said the Premier must now lobby his federal counterparts for support for casuals, local government workers and visa workers.

“While Labor is pleased Peter Gutwein has finally come to the party by calling on the JobKeeper scheme to be extended beyond September, he is failing casuals, local government workers and visa workers who aren’t covered by the scheme,” Ms White said.

“Too many people have been overlooked and are now in financial hardship. These are people who have worked, paid taxes and are members of our community.

“Peter Gutwein must now demand the Federal Government extends eligibility for the JobKeeper program to cover all workers.

“There is no excuse not to extend it given the Federal Government’s embarrassing $60 billion budgeting mistake meaning the “line in the sand” which previously prevented these workers from being eligible no longer applies.

“Labor is calling on Peter Gutwein to do the right thing and stand up for Tasmanian workers and businesses.”

Rebecca White MP
Labor Leader