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Long-awaited boost to JobSeeker amid ongoing unemployment concerns




Tuesday February 23, 2021

Unemployed workers are set to receive a modest boost to fortnightly JobSeeker payments once coronavirus supplements are scrapped.

The JobSeeker payment will be increased but some say it is still not enough to live on. (Photo: AAP Image/Joel Carrett)

The increase is expected to be paired with stricter mutual obligation requirements.

The current supplement, worth $150 a fortnight, is due to end on March 31.

Without government intervention the unemployment benefit would return to its pre-pandemic rate of $565 a fortnight, or just $40 a day.

Senior ministers have…

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