‘Just disgraceful’ billions allegedly went to profitable businesses under JobKeeper

Shadow Minister for Women Tanya Plibersek says it’s “just disgraceful” billions of dollars in JobKeeper payments went to businesses which didn’t need the extra support.

“I’m a big supporter of JobKeeper for the business that needed it to keep people employed, to keep them connected to work, of course I support that, that was critical,” she told Sky News host Alan Jones.

“But for businesses that didn’t need it, that just took it as a windfall, to rack up almost $20 billion of extra spending, I think that is just disgraceful.

“Some of these companies have had their most successful year on record.”