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Big city suburbs and tourist towns will hurt the most in JobSeeker cut – The Age

The January cut to the coronavirus supplement means more than 2 million Australians will have $205 million less each fortnight in their bank accounts.



Northern and western suburbs of Melbourne such as Broadmeadows, Sunshine, Werribee, King’s Park and Roxburgh Park all have more than 10 per cent of their populations surviving on JobSeeker or Youth Allowance. Outside the city, Morwell and Moe, Bendigo, and Orbost are also experiencing high levels of welfare support. One of the hardest-hit areas is the Upper Yarra Valley where of the near 200 residents almost one in five is on support.
In NSW, Fairfield in western Sydney has the highest proportion…

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