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It’s time to #RaiseTheRate for good!

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    No income support payment should be below the poverty line.

    It is unacceptable for the Government to allow the rate of the Jobseeker payment to return back to payments of $40 a day in September, condemning what is likely to be millions of people to live in poverty.

    We cannot allow it to be Government policy for people to live in poverty because they are simply unable to find work.

    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.

    We can and should choose to adequately support those people impacted by the economic fallout of this crisis. The Government must #RaiseTheRate of Jobseeker for good.

    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.