Coalition shafts unemployed with measly $3.60 JobSeeker rise

As reported across the mainstream media, the Morrison Government is believed to have agreed to permanently increase the base rate of the JobSeeker payment to $615 per fortnight.

The increase of $25 per week ($3.60 a day) will take effect from 1 April 2020, and is slated to cost around $9 billion over four years.

The proposed increase in the unemployment benefit is expected to be put before the Coalition’s party room today after it was discussed at a cabinet meeting yesterday evening.

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