Federal budget 2023: JobSeeker boost among spending to ease cost-of-living pain

Miriam Webber
Updated May 9 2023 - 11:10pm, first published 7:40pm

The Albanese government has committed to increase JobSeeker and other related income support payments by $40 per fortnight, after sustained pressure from advocates and experts in the lead-up to the federal budget.

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Miriam Webber

Miriam Webber

Public service and politics reporter

I report on the public service and politics for the Canberra Times. Reach me at miriam.webber@canberratimes.com.au

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