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JobSeeker changes have passed Parliament, here’s what that means if you’re on unemployment benefits – ABC News

Unemployed Australians will receive an extra $25 a week after changes to the JobSeeker base rate passed Parliament. Here’s what you need to know about when it comes…

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Unemployed Australians will receive an extra $25 a week after changes to the JobSeeker base rate passed Parliament this afternoon.
The deadline to tweak the benefit has been rapidly approaching, with the coronavirus supplement a boost to the payment of $150 a fortnight winding up at the end of March.
After being passed in the Senate without amendments, the changes are now officially law. Here’s what that means.
What is the new rate?
That depends on which payment you’re on.
The $50 a fortnight increase…

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