The Project’s Waleed Aly on how COVID-19 could improve Aussie welfare.

Post date:



2. More generous payments for the unemployed.

Because of coronavirus, unemployed Australians now have more than $39 a day to live on.

It’s the first real increase we’ve seen to the Newstart allowance since 1994, “a staggering approach from a Government with a long, tough history on welfare,” Aly said.

As it stands, both JobKeeper and JobSeeker (the new-and-improved Newstart) will be reevaluated in six months, but The Project showed what a future with more generous welfare payments could look like.

“One of the gifts of COVID is the fact that we have government talking about how every job is important, how every individual is important, especially our vulnerable. That’s such a shift in the way we think,” Violete Roumeliotis, Settlement Services International CEO, told the program.

In other words, Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s infamous catchphrase “you’ve got to have a…

Continue Reading Source


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here




Amy Coney Barrett is a Grave Threat to Women’s Rights

Trump’s pick to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court is 48-year-old Amy Coney Barrett, a member of the charismatic...

7 Home Styling Tips We Learned From Studio McGee

Six years ago, the (remarkably beautiful) couple behind Studio McGee sold their California home to chart a new path: starting their own interior...

6 Simple Ways to Start Reducing Waste

I have always been a lover of the Earth—in fact, Earth Day is one of my favorite holidays. One year, my elementary school gave...