Talkback – JobKeeper ends and JobSeeker shrinks – Life Matters

JobKeeper payments have now ceased and at the end of March the special coronavirus supplement will be dropped from JobSeeker payments.

These payments had an unprecedented impact on alleviating poverty and maintaining stability during the darkest days of the pandemic in 2020. So with the economy picking up, is the time right to remove these payments?


Dr Cassandra Goldie, CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service

Professor Alan Duncan, Director of the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre at Curtin University

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