New research from The Australia Institute has found that a majority of voters in the seat of Eden-Monaro want the JobSeeker payment to be permanently increased from its pre-pandemic level of $283 per week. The revelation of the $60 billion JobKeeper hole raises pressure on the Government to increase JobeSeeker.
The Australia Institute conducted a survey of 978 residents across the New South Wales federal electorate of Eden-Monaro on the night of 12th May 2020.
- Three in five Eden-Monaro voters (59%) want a permanent increase to the JobSeeker payment.
- One in three voters (32%) say the Government’s full Coronavirus Supplement of $275 per week should be made permanent.
- One in four voters (27%) say the supplement should become permanent, but at a reduced rate.
- Just a third of voters (36%) say the JobSeeker payment should return to its previous level.
SOURCE: The Autralia Institute. “Eden-Monaro Polling: Majority of Voters Want JobSeeker Increase, $60B JobKeeper Hole Raises Pressure.” TAI, 24 May 2020
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