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Most of the country is opening up and tradies are getting back to work, but Victorians can’t seem to catch a break. Not only are you worried about catching COVID-19, but you also have to deal with the confusion about how JobKeeper and HomeBuilder will affect you during and after the level-4 restrictions period.

You’re either a tradie who has been stood down or made redundant — or you know someone who has. After JobKeeper and HomeBuilder and all of the other infrastructure plans announced to give the construction industry a boost, some tradies haven’t yet seen the rush of jobs we were hoping to see by now.

South Australia and Tasmania recently announced stimulus packages that will release huge sums of money into tradie-led projects — the news came soon after the Federal $688 million HomeBuilder package was announced. All of the recent packages aim to boost the construction industry, which was hit especially hard due to the coronavirus. PM Scott Morrison hopes to start a “tradie-led recovery to help spark the economy as Australia emerges from the effects of COVID-19” and…