It is widely reported that the dole payment will be rolled into a single payment for all Australian unemployed, combining subsidies and supplements into one single payment.
Coronavirus supplement of $150 for eligible welfare recipients will end in March, prompting fears that again unemployed will be forced to live on $40 a day!
It is reported that a ‘better off’ reform package was pitched to partner an increase in JobSeeker at a government expenditure review committee meeting last week.
‘I’m not going to speculate on the speculation,’ Mr Frydenberg said on Today show on Monday.
“We have said that we will make an announcement about the future rate of that payment before the end of March because at the end of March the elevated rate we put in place through the pandemic comes to an end.”