From April 2021, JobSeeker recipients will be on a weekly rate of $307, or an extra $3.57 a day. Although any rise to the base rate is welcome, it’s clear that this is not enough.
The Coronavirus Supplement has been a clear indication that a higher payment can help people live with dignity and feel more prepared for work.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved, more than ever, that any one of us could find ourselves looking for work to make ends meet.
Everyone should be able to afford the basics. The current JobSeeker base rate is too low.
We are calling on the Liberal National Government to raise the rate.