- The government is reportedly increasing the number of job seekers, but only to those over the age of 55.
- Treasurer Jim Chalmers declined to confirm the report.
- Young job seekers beneficiaries warn they are being left behind.
Jim Chalmers says government can’t make everyone happy. sauce: AAP / Bianca de Marchi
The move will increase payments to about 227,000 older Australians, but welfare advocates warn it will not provide relief to the more than 680,000 young people who use JobSeeker and Youth Allowance. increase.
“I forgot where he came from”
“They have to choose whether they can choose to bring people out of this poverty or not. It’s really simple.”
Anthony Albanese has repeatedly mentioned the difficulties faced by mothers. sauce: AAP / Jono Searle
The 24-year-old was forced to pay JobSeeker $49.50 a day after the music industry where he worked for five years was suddenly decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s really hard. If you just go to the store and get some bread and a few things, that’s $25. That’s not luxury.”
“On the street, sure. By the time it’s like payment. [and] Pay for the bare necessities. We are lucky to have nothing left. Her mother saved me several times,” he said.
“It means nutritious food.”
“We understand that Australians, young and old, are under pressure from many different sources. We are aware of that and we will respond,” he said. rice field.
Louise Nixon, 26, says more pay for job seekers means she can buy nutritious food more than once a day. credit: attached
For Adelaide-based 26-year-old Louise Nixon, the impact of the rise is straightforward.
“It wasn’t [raised] Lately it makes me a little nervous. when will that happen? “It’s not like I can find a cheaper place to live,” she said.
Cost of AUKUS contract, JobSeeker, and 10 years of child support. sauce: SBS News
Grattan Institute modeling shows $58 billion committed to AUKUS over a decade. and child care payments.
“Support those who have enough money [and] Ensuring that their votes are cast is more important than securing a place for young people to live and allowing them to put food in their stomachs,” she said.
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/the-potential-budget-boost-for-boomers-which-young-people-say-leaves-them-behind/i4uz8nv7f 2023 budget: Jim Chalmers refuses to confirm JobSeeker boost for people over 55