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People doing it toughest lose prospect of JobSeeker increase

Neither of the two major parties competing to govern the country are prepared to commit to an increase in JobSeeker and relieve the cost of living pressures for those doing it toughest in Australia today.  This follows ALP spokespeople stating they would not commit to a review or lift the payment if elected to government.

See SMH story which include APW comments: “Anti-Poverty Week executive director Toni Wren said her group was deeply disappointed with Labor after Leigh’s statements on Tuesday.

“The evidence is clear that increasing JobSeeker is the single most effective way to reduce poverty, as demonstrated by the increase provided in the first phase of the pandemic,” she said.  “We are concerned that neither major party is prepared to commit to tackle poverty. As one of the wealthiest nations in the world, we can and must protect those most vulnerable. It’s simply the right thing to do.”


See ABC coverage here.

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