Jobseeker

Cutting JobSeeker: a national shame, an international embarrassment

Date Published: 12/02/2021 Category: Covid-19 Health and safety Jobseeker Opinion Working life

It’s true Australia has done better than most countries when it comes to responding to the coronavirus crisis. But as we emerge from this pandemic, we’re at serious risk of slipping behind on one key measure.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2021/02/12/cutting-jobseeker-a-national-shame-an-international-embarrassment/

Winding back JobSeeker will send an extra 190,000 Australians into poverty

Date Published: 18/12/2020 Category: Covid-19 Jobseeker Workers rights

Chief economist for the independent think tank The Australia Institute, Dr Richard Denniss, has labelled cuts to the JobSeeker payment “absolutely crazy”, warning it will see an extra 190,000 people living in poverty. Speaking with On the Job with Francis Leach & Sally Rugg, the prominent economist and author explained, “From an economic point of view, putting…

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/12/18/winding-back-jobseeker-will-send-an-extra-190000-australians-into-poverty/

What comes after COVID-19?

Date Published: 23/07/2020 Category: Covid-19 Jobseeker Member Benefits

While the Morrison Government contemplates tax cuts for the wealthy and returning to a punitive approach to welfare payments, Australian unions have been thinking hard about what comes after the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.australianunions.org.au/2020/07/23/what-comes-after-covid-19/