Better off on benefits | Unemployed Australians refuse to work because of high JobSeeker payment

As Australia’s unemployment rate runs at a 22-year-high, both businesses and workers can’t agree on why it’s not starting to come down, as the country re-opens. The theory is that the ‘doubling of welfare payments’ during the COVID-19 pandemic means lower-paid workers are ‘better off on benefits.’

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

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