You might be surprised to know that many unemployed Australians are not on unemployment benefits. And then came COVID – which saw a big shift in how many people were able and willing to claim.
Even with the latest small increase, JobSeeker remains low by overseas standards – and, on one measure, it’s the lowest in the OECD.
With Australia now in the worst stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, there couldn't be a worse time to restrict Pandemic Leave Disaster Payments.
A new book tells the story of the offices and frontline staff who work with Australia’s most disadvantaged job seekers.
Any permanent increase is welcome, but there's a long way to go.
While Australia responded relatively quickly towards minimising the spread of COVID-19, we're not out of the woods just yet.
The Commonwealth government must rethink rent assistance to lift Australians out of housing stress.
Exploitation and underpayment is rife in fruit picking. The Coronavirus Supplement appears not to have dented the will to work.
New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.
The impact of increased income support during COVID-19 has been viewed as overwhelmingly positive in a new survey of community service workers.