Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
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The Morrison Government has put in place a series of temporary support targeted to individual circumstances through JobKeeper Payment and JobSeeker Payment as the country transitions to a post-COVID economy.
The Morrison Government will introduce a further step in the gradual return to mutual obligation arrangements for all job seekers from 28 September 2020, with the exception of Victoria where mutual obligation requirements will remain suspended.
The Morrison Government’s $150 million domestic violence response package is expanding perpetrator interventions, providing case management for survivors through court processes, producing tech-enabled support services and increasing safe accommodation capacity.
Australia has one of the most comprehensive and targeted social security systems in the world. Unlike many other countries it is non-contributory and it is not time limited. Our tax and transfer system works to reduce income inequality. It has assisted in Australia’s record 28 consecutive years of economic growth – a record unmatched by any other advanced economy.
Getting a job and having a job is an absolute game-changer in everybody’s life and that shouldn’t be any different for somebody who has a disability or somebody who lives without one. The importance of the independence, the self-confidence, the skills and the connections to society and community that are created when you have a job are absolutely essential.
Subjects: JobSeeker & JobKeeper changes
Age Pension, JobSeeker
Domestic and family violence, JobSeeker, Social Impact Investing