Yesterday, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released data showing that the number of people seeking more paid work (people who are underemployed) has increased since the recent lockdowns began.
The most recent lockdowns have further restricted many from finding paid work. As underemployment grows and more people are looking for hours, getting a job will get even harder.
The release of these figures makes the government’s decision to exclude people on income support from disaster support payments even harder to justify. That’s why right now, we need every member of our community to email their Member of Parliament and urge them to extend the $200 per week disaster support payment to everyone locked down without paid work.
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