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$100m cliff: 66,500 Hunter workers facing end to JobKeeper payments in September

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated April 14 2021 - 2:29pm, first published July 9 2020 - 7:05pm
$100m cliff: 66,500 Hunter workers facing end to JobKeeper payments in September

An estimated 66,500 Hunter workers are poised to lose $100 million a fortnight in JobKeeper payments when the federal government's coronavirus subsidies expire at the end of September.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.