The Greens say that it is obscene that the Government is cutting $300 per fortnight from people on Jobseeker and Youth Allowance tomorrow while it prepares to give tax cuts to high income earners.
Tomorrow the Jobseeker and Youth Allowance payments will be cut by $300 a fortnight when the corona supplement is reduced, condemning 1.8 million people to live on a payment below the poverty line.
We call on Scott Morrison to reverse this decision to cut the Coronavirus Supplement , which he can do outside of a Parliamentary sitting, and commit to a permanent, JobSeeker rate that is above the poverty line in the October budget.
It’s a travesty that this Government is making such a cruel cut in the midst of a pandemic and a recession, it goes against all the evidence on what we need to support both our community and the economy.
Lucy Cowcher-Guthrie; 0418 401 180