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Welfare payments for almost two million Australians to increase today 

Millions of Australians will see a boost to their Centrelink payments such as JobSeeker, Age Pension and Youth Allowance from today. Source: ABC News.

Cost Of Living Welfare

Indexation to give financial boost to 5.5 million Australians

Millions of Australians receiving government support will have their payments lifted by as much as $50 a fortnight as a small relief in the cost-of-living crisis. Source: The Australian.


Coalition proposes to lift benefits cut-off instead of $40 JobSeeker increase

The federal Opposition will attempt to reverse a promised $40 increase to JobSeeker, saying it would help more people and save the Government money to raise the eligibility cut-off instead. Source: ABC News.


Rishworth confirms additional boost for Jobseeker

A much-needed boost is on the way for Jobseeker and those receiving rent assistance, but Australians on other Centrelink payments will have to wait and see whether a similar-sized increase will hit their accounts. Source:


Dutton gives $40 per fortnight JobSeeker increase green light

More than one million Australians on welfare payments will receive an extra $40 per fortnight from late September after the Coalition agreed to back the Albanese Government’s $4.9 billion Budget package. Source: The Australian.

Cost Of Living Welfare

Centrelink payment boost one step closer for millions of Australians

New laws boosting the rate of JobSeeker, along with other Centrelink payments such as Youth Allowance and disability support pensions, were introduced to the federal Parliament yesterday. Source: Yahoo News.

Budget Welfare

JobSeeker payment boost for 227,000 Australians over 55

Older recipients of JobSeeker look set to receive higher welfare payments than their younger counterparts, with the Federal Budget expected to increase payments for 227,000 Australians. Source: 7News.

Budget Politics Welfare

Catholic leaders among signatories of JobSeeker letter to PM

Intense pressure remains on the Australian Government to raise the rate of JobSeeker in the imminent May Budget, with Prime Minister Anthony Albanese declaring he understands “people are under real pressure”. Source: Canberra Times.

Politics Welfare

Chalmers facing growing internal division over JobSeeker

Treasurer Jim Chalmers is facing growing internal division over his decision to reject a core $24 billion recommendation from his Economic Inclusion Advisory Committee to raise JobSeeker by 40 per cent to just under $1000 a fortnight. Source: The Australian.