The Australian Government offers $1,500 forthrightly ($3,000 monthly) to her employers who have lost lost 30 per cent or more of their revenue to pass onto their employees in order to keep them on the books during the COVID-19 crisis.
This amounts to $130 billion of subsidy to cushion the wages of up to six million Australians during the coronavirus pandemic in a bid to stem the wave of people being forced onto welfare.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison responsibly “Job Keeper Allowance” will apply to workers who have lost their job since March 1 and encourage employers to bring full-time staff back on when restrictions are lifted.
He stated further that this is the time to dip deep into the nation’s pocket as they fight against Covid-19.
“Today, our government has made a decision … that no government has made before.” This is truly an unprecedented show of love, sensitivity and magnanimity in a time of crisis.
Meanwhile, many corrupt Africans leaders have little or nothing to offer than rhetorics of lockdown lock-up, don’t move, don’t touch…as if that is all is needed from responsible governments.
Africans need to rise up and challenge corruption on the continent. There is no better time than now. Leaders need to be accountable for every cent and citizens need to be democratically involved and ensure corruption is rooted out.
I wish I was an Australian…really