Does this mean the stand down is continuing?
Yes, as our financial situation has not improved, we will continue to temporarily reduce staff hours under a JobKeeper enabled stand down direction.
Every situation is different, and these changes will affect different staff in different ways. Some staff will continue to be stood down. Others may have their hours reduced for the first time.
SSI has been successful in accessing JobKeeper since April.
Accessing JobKeeper has supported SSI through an unprecedented financial situation, and now a recession, triggered by the global pandemic.
Not only has this seen revenue decline for our settlement-related programs but it has also impacted many other programs and revenue streams.
Unfortunately, especially at the now reduced rate, JobKeeper 2.0 will not be enough to offset our revenue decline this quarter hence the need for us to maintain the stand-down and introduce other austerity measures.