With last week’s revelation that the number of people on JobKeeper has been revised down by 3 million, the Government cannot continue to deny support to dnata’s 5,500 Australian workers.
Three weeks ago, one of Australia’s leading aviation services companies, dnata, had to tell its 5,500 workers that the company is currently ineligible for the JobKeeper wage subsidy program.
Dnata’s Australian workers provide crucial ground handling, charter handling, cargo and logistics, and catering services to Australia’s aviation sector.
For weeks the Morrison Government has been telling casuals and other excluded workers that the JobKeeper program was full when in reality it was three million workers short.
The Treasurer has extraordinary powers to extend JobKeeper with the stroke of a pen, he should do so immediately.