Jobseekers in locked-down Melbourne brace for 'devastating' $300 cut to welfare

The coronavirus supplement reduction will come only 12 days after a scheduled end to stage four restrictions

Jobseekers in locked-down Melbourne are bracing for a “devastating” $300 cut to welfare benefits that will hit only two weeks after stage four restrictions are expected to end.

The federal government’s plan to taper the coronavirus supplement on 25 September is expected to reduce the incomes of about 2.3 million unemployed people, single parents and students across Australia.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: Jobseekers in locked-down Melbourne brace for 'devastating' $300 cut to welfare ———