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Coronavirus: JobKeeper 2.0 win for industry

7 August 2020

The CEO of VACC’s national body, the Motor Trades Association of Australia (MTAA), Richard Dudley, has thanked the Chamber for its leading part in bringing about important changes to JobKeeper 2.0 eligibility, meaning many more people employed in the automotive industry will now have a financial lifeline into the future.

This is especially welcome news during metropolitan Melbourne’s Stage 4 restrictions and its many business ‘hibernations’.

Mr Dudley singled out VACC’s Victorian Automobile Dealers Association (VADA) members for the highly valued information they provided through a VACC survey. This information provided the much needed granular detail - and evidence - to influence Treasury to amend eligibility criteria.

Mr Dudley said JobKeeper 2.0 was “an extremely important ongoing assistance initiative for Australian automotive small businesses. For many, it is the difference between staying open or closing the doors for good.”

For more information
MTAA: MTAA welcomes changes to criteria for JobKeeper
Treasury: Extension of JobKeeper Payment (factsheet)

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