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‘Cruel joke’: JobSeeker will reportedly increase by $50 a fortnight when coronavirus support ends, leaving recipients with less than $4 more per day

The Federal Government agreed to lift the JobSeeker rate by $50 a fortnight above pre-pandemic levels, according to a report in The Guardian. The news comes just weeks before the Coronavirus Supplement, which bolstered the unemployment payment through the pandemic, is slated to end. Advocates for the unemployed say an […]
‘Cruel joke’: JobSeeker will reportedly increase by $50 a fortnight when coronavirus support ends, leaving recipients with less than $4 more per day
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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