Calls for a permanent post-pandemic increase to Newstart

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated May 2 2020 - 8:29am, first published 6:00am
WELFARE NEED: The job market is expected to shrink by hundreds of thousands once the pandemic is over. Photo: Marina Neil

IT TOOK a global pandemic for the government to increase the Newstart Allowance - the first time it's done so in almost 25 years - and politicians are calling for it to be permanent raised.

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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