The Morrison Government’s stricter rules demanding five job searches a week not only affect the unemployed, but employers who will have to deal with millions more applications a month, argues Rachel Siewert.
The $25 a week JobSeeker increase comes with stricter job search demands and an employer ‘dob-in’ phone service. Frances Flanagan argues the coercive measures continue a long history of stigmatising the unemployed.
The Morrison Government’s lifting of JobSeeker payments by $3.57 a day while axing the coronavirus supplement ensures recipients will continue to live in poverty. But it’s also a substantial blow to the state economy, writes Greg Ogle.
Damning new figures show the number of young people with disability living in poverty has almost quadrupled in the past decade, while the number of students living with disability on low-income payments leapt by nearly 1000 per cent.