Jobseeker stinginess pushes thousands into poverty

Poverty has increased sharply over the past decade across Australia with the share of Aussies relying on ‘food banks’ nearly doubling:

Guardian Australia has collated data from the past decade from the three major food relief providers nationally – Foodbank, OzHarvest and SecondBite – and spoken to organisations working in or connected to the food relief sector, as well as people directly using these services. The evidence is overwhelming: demand for food relief was rising before the pandemic hit, even before the black summer bushfires that preceded it.

Food relief organisations all say the same thing: they are helping more people than ever before…

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