Social Issues

How have the JobSeeker cuts impacted Australians?

Posted on: Wed 21 Oct 2020

In September this year the JobSeeker payment was cut by $300 a fortnight, with the COVID Supplement lowered from $550 to $250 a fortnight.

The cut was expected to have a significant impact on the ability of people on the JobSeeker payment to cover the cost of housing, food, medicine, bills, and other essentials.

Rita is a JobSeeker recipient who speaks with Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to discuss the impact of these changes three weeks on.

Image: Wikimedia Commons

Produced by Soph Landau


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