Webinar: JobSeeker Payment beyond COVID-19
The Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has substantially increased the incomes of people who were living in poverty in Australia. After 25 years, unemployment payments received their first real increase, with a doubling of the payment, that will lift many people out of poverty.
Still, the pandemic is not over: recovery will take years. Life in Australia will continue to be very different.
Already, the unemployment rate has doubled, with 1.7 million people expected to be unemployed in the next 3 months. The Australian Government has only agreed to temporary measures to support those who are unemployed. These will be stopped in 4 months’ time.
At a time of critical importance, how do we ensure people are supported, and our economy recovers?
Thursday 21 May 2020
10am – 12:30pm
First session (10:00 – 11:00):
Miranda Stewart – Professor of Law, the University of Melbourne Law School
Nicki Hutley – Senior Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Peter Whiteford – Professor at Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University
Second session (11:10 – 12:15):
Kasy Chambers – Executive Director, Anglicare Australia
Andrew Bietzel – State Coordinator, Anti-Poverty Network Queensland
Ali Mohammad Amin – National Union of Students Welfare Officer, the University of Adelaide
Image credit: Australian Council of Social Services