Dairy in­dus­try work­ers and the back to work scheme

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - END OF FINANCIAL YEAR - MACHINERY BUYERS GUIDE -

The Vic­to­rian Gov­ern­ment has al­lo­cated up to $ 5 mil­lion ex­clu­sively for em­ploy­ers of dairy in­dus­try work­ers un­der the ex­tended Back to Work Scheme.

Both re­trenched dairy in­dus­try work­ers and mem­bers of a dairy farm house­hold are el­i­gi­ble em­ploy­ees.

Pay­ments of $5000 are avail­able to em­ploy­ers who hire an el­i­gi­ble em­ployee in an on­go­ing full-time, Vic­to­rian job.

Em­ploy­ers hir­ing an on­go­ing part-time em­ployee can claim $3750.

Claims will re­main open un­til the capped $5 mil­lion fund is fully sub­scribed or un­til June 30, 2018 (whichever oc­curs first).

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jo Turner on (03) 5722 7155 or joanne.turner@ecodev.vic.gov.au.

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