Australia coronavirus live update: Labor ridicules $60bn jobkeeper error as government says scheme will not be widened – latest

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Pubs had previously been excluded from rules that allowed restaurants to re-open.

But the rules caused confusion, prompting the premier Steven Marshall to announce a u-turn on that decision this afternoon.

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Labor frontbenchers Jim Chalmers, Tony Burke and Brendan O’Connor have issued a statement on the jobkeeper blunder.

Today the Morrison government has been forced to admit it has again seriously stuffed-up the roll out of the jobkeeper program.

This is a humiliating confession that the PM and treasurer were wrong by 3 million workers and $60bn dollars.

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