Submission on JobSeeker Cut
Anglicare Australia has long called for JobSeeker payments to be raised for good. In March, we welcomed the Government’s move to raise the rate of JobSeeker above the poverty line, finally ending its 26-year freeze on support for people out of work. However this Bill will undo much of that work, further slashing rates on top of cuts already made in September. It will reverse the gains that Australia has made in tackling poverty, and plunge record numbers of people into hardship and deprivation as they work to recover from this historic downturn.