THESE ARE YOUR STORIES

This is what the future will look like if Morrison axes JobKeeper & slashes JobSeeker to just $40/day.

THESE ARE YOUR STORIES

This is what the future will look like if Morrison axes JobKeeper & slashes JobSeeker to just $40/day.

September 29, 2020

Sam

Redundancy. Already confirmed and enacted. I’m now officially unemployed for the first time in 33 years
September 29, 2020

Theodore

I have been sick the last 3 months and I’m a part time worker. Can Mr Morrision explain to me how l will survive with 750$ a fortnight??
September 29, 2020

Lillian

The New cut of Jobkeeper 2.2 will impacts a lot for me during Covid time.. Because I am the only sole income earners in the household, staying at home we consumed more Utilities such as gas, electricity, water.. My bill has gone up so much during winter for gas, electricity, water at no concession discount, I have to put my mortgages repayment on deferral for 6months now extend another 4months. everything cost too much now, left alone food for everyday..reducing $250 before tax on a full-time employee is going to be really hard to get thru this pandemic.
September 29, 2020

Natasha

I will literally need to basically eat 2 minute noodles or sandwiches as after all my expenses I will have approx $3 per week left. I work for a licensed club, we are being rostered only for shifts that stay under the Jobkeeper amount – we are basically being told too bad, be thankful you have a job, we are expected to just as much work per shift, even though we have half the staff each shift. This is also causing fatigue and physical issues due to the additional stress. I live in what is considered to be a remote regional area and there are no additional employment opportunities locally. My daily life has been impacted by the mental. financial and physical stress of the situation – I have prided myself on always having a job over my 30 year plus working life. I am now being told by the Federal government that I am not worthy of financial support – heaven help me if I get sick as I can’t afford to pay to go to the doctor (no bulk billing where I live) and I am not able to obtain a healthcare card even though I have basically taken a 40% pay cut since April 2020. To say I am completely disillusioned with the lack of compassion with regards to the Federal Government would be putting it mildly. All political rhetoric has basically been based around metropolitan areas – with no regard for the country areas and the massive impact that the COVID situation has had here. My town has also been massively effected by the NSW border closure to Victoria – talk about kicking us when we are already on the ropes. I’m tired, I’m stressed and I’m struggling – the cut to Jobkeeper just causes me more stress as I struggle to continue to survive, while not being able to feed myself properly just so I can keep a roof over my head and the electricity connected.
September 29, 2020

Brad

I barely received jobkeeper to begin with as our company is national and didn’t drop required amount. Stood down and had to use leave entitlements.
September 29, 2020

Lisa

My company didn’t qualify for jobkeeper being a cleaning company with many contracts. I work at the airport where many of us were stood down when qantas lounges closed and international flights halted… a week later some of us were reinstated in other cleaning roles at the airport while other had to apply for jobseeker or rely on partners/family to support them. I was working part time hours until one of the lounges opened again and resumed my fulltime role along with my fulltime co workers. The casuals rely on whatever hours they can get. Luckily my partner remained at work also, we are both essential workers. I am now working 2 jobs to make a decent living tho becoz my fulltime job is barely above minimum wage. Us cleaners are under valued and underpaid esp now as essential workers.
September 28, 2020

Melissa

My name is Melissa. When JobKeeper ends, this is how I will be impacted: I will go from having enough income to survive with 3 children, to having to decide what bill won’t be paid so I can feed them. I’ve withdrawn super, I’ve cut off all non-necessities, I’m budgeting every cent already. I’ve applied for over 100 jobs- it’s not easy to get another job when over a million other people are all doing the same thing. I have worked and paid tax for 20 years, this is the first time I find myself needing help and it’s a terrifying place to be. Thousands of us need jobkeeper to continue in order to survive. Visa holders must be included- their situation is even worse than ours and they contribute in meaningful ways to this economy. Don’t leave them to starve. Don’t forget about us. We work, we vote and we need help to get through this hard time in our lives. We won’t survive without it.
September 28, 2020

Alija

I will not be able to support my children, mother and myself. The job keeper has allowed me to take needed time off work if I or my children are sick. It has given me security in times when everything is changing so rapidly. It is one thing I haven’t had to worry about and been able to focus my attention on my children’s schooling, health and wellbeing.
September 28, 2020

Rani

In mid March my bartending shifts dried up, I didn’t know how long the pandemic would last or how I would make money to pay rent and support myself. I decided to ask for a rent reduction, it was refused by my property manager, I was told to get centrelink. I had to move out of the flat I shared with two other people in and move in with my sister to save money. I have now found a much more affordable house further from the city, with jobkeeper I can pay rent, groceries and weather the unexpected expenses that keep appearing related to day to day living in a pandemic. I am extremely concerned about the reduction to Jobkeeper and Jobseeker, as well as the inadequate supplement to those on student and disability payments. I have been fully stood dawn for months. I have applied for 57 jobs and received no response. How are we supposed to work or attain a second job when no one is hiring? Keep and extend the Jobkeeper and Jobseeker rates we are all doing our best to look after each other and prevent the spread of Covid19, the very least our government can do is support us to prevent further infections
September 28, 2020

Patrick

I am still required to pay rent, I was barely able to pay it before with the $1500 jobkeeper fund. Along with enough money for food and bills along with medicine that I require due to my history of heart condition.
September 28, 2020

Darren

I’m currently trying to pay off a mortgage before getting enough super for retirement. We are a single income family and under the current jobkeeper scheme we have been losing about $500 a month on the mortgage balance. Under the new scheme after September this will increase to about $1,000 a month and that is living on the bare essentials as we are staying home and going nowhere. This is obviously not sustainable and we have no idea when hospitality will be able to get back to work. There is a lot of anxiety over this situation as we don’t want to ultimately lose a house and need job security.
September 28, 2020

David

To put it simply, jobkeeper has given me a little breathing room to keep my head above water with my ongoing mental health issues. I’ll go from being able to comfortably feed and house myself to scrapping rent together week after week, and that financial stress might break me. I’m scared.
September 28, 2020

Kelly

My family is interstate. My partner is international. My studies have been deferred. My mental health has declined. If I lose my job, i’ll be completely stuck with no home, no food, and no support.

Don’t let Scott ignore the impacts of his choices.

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