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Government backflips, grants Qantas JobKeeper replacement

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After months of insisting no extensions will be made to JobKeeper, the federal government has awarded a $112 million support package to Qantas.

About 7500 international Qantas workers will receive $500 a week for the next seven months.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg told Ben Fordham it is a necessary package.

“We need to maintain a sovereign, international aviation capability here in Australia.”

Ben Fordham: “Is it hard to say no to Alan Joyce?”

Josh Frydenberg: “… No.”

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