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JOBKEEPER and JOBMAKER
JobKeeper payments will be reduced from $1200 to $1000 a fortnight for full-time workers and from $750 to $650 a fortnight for part-time workers from January 4.
The scheme is scheduled to draw to a close on March 28.
Employers will be able to make their first claim for the JobMaker hiring credit in February.
The credit will give employers $200 a week for each eligible employee aged between 16 and 29 and $100 a week for each eligible employee aged 30 to 35.
The credit will be paid for each job they create over 12 months from October 7 last year.
Eligible employees must have worked an average of at least 20 hours per week over the quarter and must have been in receipt of an income support payment before they were hired.
PAID PARENTAL LEAVE TO CHANGE
Paid parental leave requirements are set to change in 2021.
Parent who give birth to, or adopt, a child between March 22 last year and March 31 this year will be able to receive the payment if they had worked in 10 of the 20 months prior.
Previously to qualify, a parent would have had to have worked 10 or the 13 months prior to a birth or an adoption.
The measure is estimated to allow about 9000 mothers to regain eligibility for paid parental leave.