An estimated 3,700 organisations in Barker are benefiting from the Federal Government’s JobKeeper program.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin MP said JobKeeper is one of a suite of economic measures helping Australian businesses and workers get through the economic effects of the global pandemic.

“JobKeeper has no doubt been a huge benefit to the Barker economy, without which the unemployment rate through the peak of the covid crisis would have been a lot higher.

“There are many local businesses, thankfully, seeing an improvement in their turnovers now that restrictions are easing.

“Our Government will continue to assess the needs of the various sectors across the economy and make decisions accordingly,” Mr Pasin said.

The Federal Government will be outlining next steps in the economic plan at the 23 July fiscal and economic update.