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‘Undoing that good work’: Advocates are pointing to the damage that could be done if the government doesn’t extend JobSeeker

The federal government should permanently boost the JobSeeker payment despite promising new employment figures, says the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS). Fresh jobs data yesterday revealed the unemployment rate dropped 0.2% in December to 6.6%, but advocates say those promising numbers don’t tell the whole story. The JobSeeker Coronavirus […]
‘Undoing that good work’: Advocates are pointing to the damage that could be done if the government doesn’t extend JobSeeker
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The government could splash $16 billion more on social services, boost the economy, and preserve its budget surplus all at once – and it probably won’t do it

The Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) has revealed its 2020 budget submission, ahead of the May 12 budget. ACOSS has urged the government to spend $16 billion to boost desperate social services and stimulate the economy, including by raising the Newstart unemployment payment by $95 a week. According to […]
The government could splash $16 billion more on social services, boost the economy, and preserve its budget surplus all at once – and it probably won’t do it