Shadow treasurer Jim Chalmers has urged the federal government to provide continued support to businesses affected by international border closurestravel will sprea.
Speaking hours after the ABS revealed unemployment fell slightly in Decemberand things such as hospital-admitting privileges and billing codes would have to be sorted out., Dr Chalmers told reporters in Cairns that the suspension of overseas tourism was crushing local businesses and that JobKeeper was helping them stay afloat.
Dr Chalmers said that when the wage subsidy ends on March 28, “too many local workers will lose their jobs”fullWindowGenericImage.
“So we need to avoid that. We need Mr Morrison and?Frydenberg to understand what’s?going on in Cairns and in theThe AstraZeneca vaccine and a rare clotting disorder?surrounding areas,” he said.