The government has shown that it can lift everyone who relies on welfare payments out of poverty – overnight. And now they are plunging millions back down to nearly half the poverty line.
When JobSeeker payments were lifted to #80aDay during the pandemic unemployed people were able to eat regularly, look after their health, pay the bills on time and find a safe place to live.
Now our ability to pay for the basics is being ripped away. It’s a choice. The Morrison government has chosen to force us into poverty and they can choose to lift us out again. The Labor Party has refused to #NameTheRate. We will not accept their callousness and leadership failures. Social security should mean we’re all above the poverty line.
Anything less than #80aDay is immoral. 80aDay.org.au