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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.

To meet the OECD relative measure of poverty, a fortnightly income of at least $1,012 is needed. Keeping the rate of Jobseeker at its current rate would ensure people will not live in poverty.

Now is the time for us to unite and make policy choices that help people cope through this crisis and beyond.

The Government must #RaiseTheRate for good.

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    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.

    To meet the OECD relative measure of poverty, a fortnightly income of at least $1,012 is needed. Keeping the rate of Jobseeker at its current rate would ensure people will not live in poverty.

    Now is the time for us to unite and make policy choices that help people cope through this crisis and beyond.

    Authorised by R. Siewert for the Australian Greens Parliament House Canberra.

    The Australian Greens acknowledge the proud traditional custodians of the land where we live and work. We pay respects to the Elders, past, present and future, across the many Nations, for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across Australia. Their ancestral ties to country have never been extinguished, and sovereignty never ceded.