JobKeeper and Jobseeker cut back will push 740,000 Australians into poverty

- September 28, 2020 3 MIN READ

Australian National University calculations suggest JobKeeper and the boosted JobSeeker payment have saved about 2.2 million people from poverty. It’s a remarkable outcome without precedent in Australia. However, the planned cuts to the government benefit and wage subsidy schemes will have savage impacts for hundreds of thousands of Australians. JobKeeper was set at A$1,500 per… Read more »