The Australian Unemployed Workers’ Union has condemned the federal government’s announcement to “raise” JobSeeker by $3 a day, describing it as a “savage attack on unemployed people”, reports Kerry Smith
The government is crowing about the economic recovery. But when the pandemic supplement is cut at the end of March, people will be trying to survive on $43 a day. Graham Mathews reports.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is very upbeat about the economy, despite an official unemployment rate of 6.6% and a growing wealth divide. Peter Boyle investigates.
The recession, we're told, is over. But, as Graham Matthews details, Australia’s unemployed and underemployed are about to face more pain as the COVID-19 subsidies are withdrawn.
About 330,000 people will be pushed into poverty when the coronavirus supplement is cut again on January 1, writes Peter Boyle.
The Australian Financial Review Rich List 2020 reveals that the pandemic and associated economic crisis hasn’t impacted the 1%. Jim McIlroy reports.
Tuesday’s budget is on everybody’s mind. Most people will be looking for whatever life buoys Treasury throws, writes Suzanne James.
Newcastle unionists and anti-poverty activists protested federal cuts to JobSeeker at a snap action outside Centrelink, reports Steve O'Brien.
Lessons need to be learned to stop a third and fourth wave coronavirus shutdown, says Jacob Andrewatha.
With jobs disappearing and the JobKeeper wages scheme set to be cut, many young people are fearful about how they will find the money to pay for rent, groceries and bills, reports Chloe DS.