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With COVID-19 leaving many unemployed and dependant on welfare, the government increased JobSeeker payments from $40 per day to $80 per day.

Scott Morrison has maintained that this will only be temporary, with payments returning to their pre-COVID-19 rate after restrictions have lifted.

However, a senate inquiry originally set up to examine Newstart  has urged the government to  permanently increase unemployment benefits.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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