Victorian government support more workers during COVID-19

6th May 2020

Under the Commonwealth Government guidelines, casual public sector workers such as swimming pool lifeguard or staff at the Melbourne Aquatic Centre, ticket staff at the Melbourne Museum or the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre or park staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens are ineligible for the JobKeeper program.

The Victorian Government will fix this by making sure these workers can access their usual fortnightly payments of up to $1,500 before tax up until the end of September. To receive this payment casual public sector workers must be happy to be redeployed to other public sector roles as needed.

The package will support 3,000 workers and unlike the JobKeeper program it will be available to workers regardless of whether or not they are an Australian citizen.

You can read more about the support program for casual public sector workers here.

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