Tell the Government:
#RaiseTheRate for good!
It was a huge relief that the Government has temporarily increased the Jobseeker payment (formerly Newstart) for the next 6 months.
However it is unacceptable for the Government to allow the rate of Jobseeker to return to less than $40 a day in September, condemning what is likely to be millions of people to live in poverty.
It cannot be Government policy for people to live in poverty. An increase to the Jobseeker payment must be long term, permanent and above the poverty line.
Now is the time for us to unite and make policy choices that help people cope through this crisis and beyond.
Send your MP an email
Politicians need to hear from you. Write to your local MP and Senators to demand that the Government #RasiseTheRate of Jobseeker above the poverty line for good.
Authorised by R. Siewert for the Australian Greens Parliament House Canberra.
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