Scott Morrison is set to announce a permanent increase to the dole of less than $50 a week, bowing to widespread concerns that it was a “fairness issue” for the unemployed.
News.com.au has confirmed the planned increase is substantially lower than the $175 a week increase welfare groups have been calling for to help struggling families.
Instead, it’s less than $50 a week, which means the permanent increase will be less than $7 a day for unemployed workers.
The Prime Minister will outline the new payment, and new mutual obligation requirements to secure the JobSeeker payment, to the Liberal party room meeting on Tuesday.
But the Morrison cabinet has junked a more ambitious plan to eliminate multiple supplement payments as too complex…