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Changes to JobSeeker Rates

The SACOSS submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs' Inquiry into the Social Services Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Income Support) Bill 2021. This is the bill that will raise JobSeeker by a miserly $25 a week (which with the discontinuation of the Coronavirus Supplement equates to a cut of $50 a week overall). The SACOSS submission supports the ACOSS national submission, highlights the impact of the cuts on the South Australian economy and uses SACOSS' utility stress indicator data to calculate the difference the changes will make to energy, water and telecommunications affordability. 

Download: SACOSS Submission on JobSeeker Changes


Published Date: 
Tuesday, 2 March 2021