North Stradbroke Island Workers Assistance Scheme – Employer Wage SubsidyOverview
This program aims to assist affected workers find alternative employment, preferably in the local area, and support the ongoing economic viability of the North Stradbroke Island (NSI) community.
As part of the scheme, employers who hire an affected worker will be eligible for a wage subsidy, once the affected worker has been employed for six months.
The provision of a wage subsidy will be paid to eligible employers who engage an affected worker in permanent employment as follows:
- Up to $10,000 per worker if the permanent position is in South East Queensland.
- Up to $4,000 per worker if the permanent position is in areas outside South East Queensland.
Employers will need to apply and verify the employment of the affected worker.
All support under the WAS ceases on 31 May 2021 regardless of whether or not