No one should be left behind during a crisis.
But while lockdowns have lifted around the country, there is still only 1 job for every 6 people needing one.
To make matters worse, since the pandemic hit Australia, there has been a 27% increase in the number of people struggling to live on the punitively low Jobseeker rate of $45 a day.
The pandemic has shown us how important it is to support one another through hard times – we can’t turn our backs on those in our community who are struggling without paid work.
We need to urgently increase income support so that everyone can keep a roof over their head and put food on the table while they work to rebuild their lives.
Will you sign the petition calling for a permanent and adequate increase to the rate of Jobseeker, Youth Allowance and other income support payments to at least $69 a day?