Newsflash to Minister Rishworth: There’s room in the budget to raise the rate of Jobseeker
Janet Rice 30 Aug 2022
Australian Greens spokesperson for social services, Senator Janet Rice, has scoffed at Minister Rishworth’s assertion this morning that there is simply no room in the October budget to lift income support.
Senator Rice said:
“Poverty is a political choice.
“This ‘would that it were’ pretence of having no room in the budget to raise Jobseeker because of the former government, but that otherwise Labor would love to help struggling Australians, is as absurd as it is hypocritical.