September 21, 2020

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Childcare confusion: jobkeeper loophole may give some educators access

Sole traders offering family daycare services may be eligible for wage subsidy, Australian Tax Office...

Sole traders offering family daycare services may be eligible for wage subsidy, Australian Tax Office says

Family daycare educators may continue to be eligible for jobkeeper despite the Australian government’s decision to cut off the childcare sector’s access to the wage subsidy scheme.

The discovery of the loophole for sole traders providing family daycare has sparked calls for the government to bring all childcare educators back onto jobkeeper, amid concerns the Covid-19 second wave will lengthen the period of disruption. Some operators say they are “desperate”.

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