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The old rate of JobSeeker left recipients with as little as $7 per day after paying rent – SBS News

A new survey of Centrelink payment recipients has painted another picture of poverty and discontent around mutual obligation requirements.

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The old rate of JobSeeker was leaving some people with as little as $7 per day after paying rent, a new survey has found, as recipients brace for the government’s latest winding back of the topped-up payment.
Anglicare Australias survey of more than 600 people getting Centrelink payments from July to November also found 72 per cent of respondents skipped meals each week and one in ten were couch surfing.
After JobSeekers coronavirus-induced temporary raise, the percentage of people living on $7…

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