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JobSeeker payment cuts come into effect on January 1, slashing COVID financial support – 7NEWS.com.au

The move has been labelled ‘senseless cruelty’ which will leave those most vulnerable struggling to survive during the pandemic.

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While many will be hoping the new year will bring new beginnings, millions of Australians are set to be financially worse off amid cuts to the JobSeeker payment.
The JobSeeker payment, introduced to soften the economic blow of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been cut from Friday 1 January, 2021.
About 1.6 million people receiving the $250 fortnightly payment will now receive just $150.
The move has angered the federal governments opponents and welfare groups, which claim vulnerable people will struggle…

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