Moving forward, not snapping back: this free webinar event will discuss the JobSeeker Payment beyond COVID-19
About this Event
The Australian Government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has substantially increased the incomes of people who were living in poverty in Australia. After 25 years, unemployment payments received their first real increase, with a doubling of the payment, that will lift many people out of poverty.
Still, the pandemic is not over: recovery will take years. Life in Australia will continue to be very different.
Already, the unemployment rate has doubled, with 1.7 million people expected to be unemployed in the next 3 months. The Australian Government has only agreed to temporary measures to support those who are unemployed. These will be stopped in 4 months’ time.
At a time of critical importance, how do we ensure people are supported, and our economy recovers?
Hosted by the ACOSS Policy Team, we invite you to be part of this national discussion - join us online for a conversation that will shape the future of our country.