Most Australians get enough to live on in retirement. Some get more they get while working, but 30% get less, and boosting super won't help them.
It isn't available to the bulk of the unemployed, it isn't available to people who've been on JobKeeper rather than JobSeeker, and employers can overclaim.
The budget needs to spend big, but it shouldn't stop there.
We could do it for the price of tax cuts.
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More than half back a permanent boost to JobSeeker. Only one in five want to bring forward tax cuts.
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Exploitation and underpayment is rife in fruit picking. The Coronavirus Supplement appears not to have dented the will to work.
New analysis shows there is considerable scope to increase JobSeeker payments before they might hinder people's motivation to find paid work.
Making some of the Newstart increase permanent would undo the worst of the damage.
Under the new rules, it is possible to get both, but you'll have to apply and pass the tests.
Half of the increase could be set aside for spending on training. It might appeal to Coalition members concerned that higher payments would reward people who are out of work.
Australia has tried it before, in the 1990s. The proportion of participants eventually getting unsubsidised jobs was low.
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As debate grows over what should happen to JobSeeker Payment, a 'liveable income guarantee' turns the idea of an unemployment benefit on its head.
The Morrison government says the Coronavirus Supplement won't last forever. This means JobSeeker Payment will need a huge boost to keep people out of poverty.
Every one of Australia's coronavirus support payments is due to end by the end of October. It'll leave a gaping hole.
The Coronavirus Supplement will boost the total income of very remote Indigenous Australai by one quarter.
Many temporary residents will be excluded from coronavirus support. In this open letter to the prime minister, 43 leading Australian experts on social policy argue this is in no-one’s interests.
Australia's unemployment benefits are now middle of the pack, but the package treats two-income couples badly.
One quarter of Australian workers have no paid sick leave. They are more likely than most to work in service industries, dealing with people face to face.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, Chief Medical Officer Professor Brendan Murphy, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Health Minister Greg Hunt arrive to speak at a press conference.
Investment incentives might not be enough. We'll need public investment and forced increases in wages.
The government's retirement incomes review should concentrate on boosting rent assistance and Newstart and fixing the pension assets test. These would achieve more than boosting super.