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Increased JobSeeker payment announcement expected

The Morrison Government is tipped to announce a modest boost to fortnightly JobSeeker payments once coronavirus supplements are scrapped – but the increase is expected to be paired with stricter mutual obligation requirements.

Opinion

Increasing JobSeeker a matter of dollars and sense

The Morrison Government is considering calls to permanently lift unemployment payments when the coronavirus supplement is axed on March 31. Louise Miller Frost argues why an increase – and tackling poverty – is both a social and economic necessity.

News

Call to link pension rises to JobSeeker

Australia’s peak welfare group wants unemployment support payments to be raised in line with the pension, to prevent people from entering poverty.