24 February 2021
Financial counsellors label increase to JobSeeker nowhere near enough
Financial counsellors are disappointed with today's decision by the Federal Government to only increase JobSeeker by $50 a fortnight.
"This is well below what is needed. We support a permanent and reasonable increase to JobSeeker, Youth Allowance and other income support payments," said the CEO of Financial Counselling Australia, Fiona Guthrie.
The Australian Council of Social Services ...
29 June 2020
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Financial counsellors urge the Federal Government to permanently increase JobSeeker
Financial Counselling Australia (FCA) welcomes reported moves to permanently increase the JobSeeker Payment, once the current scheme ends in September.
There are news reports today that the Federal Government is considering an increase to the payment of $75 a week, representing an additional $10 a day.
"Financial counsellors urge the Federal Government to i...