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Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer doesn’t want JobSeeker rate to end conversation about unemployment | The Examiner



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Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer hopes the announcement of a permanent JobSeeker rate does not end the conversation about Australia’s unemployment system as she continues to call for greater reform. From April 1, the base rate of JobSeeker will return to $50 above its pre-COVID level – an amount widely considered below the poverty line in Australia. Ms Archer was one of the few in her party calling for both an increase to JobSeeker from pre-COVID levels and reform to the mutual obligation and jobactive systems. She said seeing it increase from its former level was “a step in the right direction”. “However I believe there is still much more work to do,” Ms Archer said. IN OTHER NEWS: “It is simplistic to see mutual…

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