ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Strengthening Income Support Bill 2021

Publication date: 
March 2021

Regarding JobSeeker, ACTCOSS advocates for an increase of at least $25 a day on top of the old Newstart rate of $40 a day – to bring the JobSeeker rate to $65 a day. This increase would ensure a better, more affordable and more sustainable quality of life for many of the 38,000 ACT residents who are currently living below the poverty line in a city with high costs of living.