Many doing it tough before mass lockdowns

By Colin Brinsden, Aap Economics and Business Correspondent
Updated July 25 2021 - 5:35pm, first published 5:30pm
Anglicare Australia's Kasy Chambers says the JobSeeker dole payment is too low and too restrictive.

Even before the latest round of COVID-19 lockdowns, which has seen half the population affected, many Australians were suffering financial stress or feeling insecure about their income and work.