ILLAWARRA WORKERS LOSE IN GOVERNMENT’S RACE TO CUT COVID SUPPORT

Scott Morrison’s decision today to cut COVID-19 disaster payments for Illawarra families is a disaster for the 10,500 local workers who have lost their jobs. 

Those jobs will not suddenly reappear when the vaccination rates hit 70 percent. 

Yet the Government is pulling in the economic lifeline for these workers and their families. 

Scott Morrison was too slow to rollout vaccines, he said it wasn’t a race. 

Now he’s racing to cut support for families. 

Families will need to reapply for support as soon as next week and will be back on the basic Job Seeker rate by the end of next month. 

There will be knock-on effects for local small businesses working hard to rebuild after the pandemic. 

Scott Morrison is never there when Illawarra families and businesses need him.