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Debt raising against income support recipients during a recession is a disgrace

The Greens have called the Government’s decision to recommence ‘debt raising’ against income support recipients a disgrace. We are in a recession and a pandemic and instead of giving Australians certainty about their future and ensuring they won’t be living on $40 a day come December this Government is choosing to create more anxiety and … Continue reading “Debt raising against income support recipients during a recession is a disgrace”

Minister confirms in Estimates that an extension to Jobseeker supplement will be in place by January

The Minister for Social Services has confirmed today during an Estimates hearing that the Government plans to extend the Jobseeker coronavirus supplement past December but would not confirm the amount and when we will see the legislation. The Government needs to be clear about what they have planned for the Jobseeker payment and supplement. It’s … Continue reading “Minister confirms in Estimates that an extension to Jobseeker supplement will be in place by January”

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