The successor to JobKeeper can’t do its job. There’s an urgent need for JobMaker II

Refashioning JobMaker could save and generate 100,000 to 130,000 jobs over the next six months, argue Renee Fry-McKibbin, Peter M. Downes and Warwick J. McKibbin.

Until the end of last month one million workers were paid by JobKeeper.

This month there are none. Treasury thinks up to 150,000 will lose their jobs.

Credible estimates put the number higher, at as much as one quarter of a million.

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