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St Vincent de Paul, Uniting Care, Amanda Cohn react to JobSeeker increase | The Border Mail



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Charities supporting Border people doing it tough have labelled the JobSeeker increase a “disappointment” with fears it won’t stop people from slipping further below the poverty line. GP, Albury councillor and Greens member Amanda Cohn weighed in on the $50 a fortnight increase announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday saying the support payment needs to be around $80 a day. “Raising JobSeeker by $25 a week is not a raise when people are about to be plunged back to pre-pandemic support,” she posted on her public Facebook page. “The Morrison government is knowingly and deliberately leaving people who need our support in poverty. “I saw the tangible difference the coronavirus supplements made to my patients…

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