JobSeeker boost: Tamworth charities concerned dole 'increase' could drive poor to food banks

Andrew Messenger
By Andrew Messenger
Updated June 3 2021 - 2:30pm, first published February 23 2021 - 6:30pm
NOT ENOUGH: Reverend Simon Hansford said the new JobSeeker rate is "way too low" Photo: supplied

It's billed as the biggest increase in the dole in a generation, but Tamworth charities are concerned a $25-a-week boost to the JobSeeker payment could drive more people into poverty.

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Andrew Messenger

Andrew Messenger

Northern Daily Leader journalist

Politics, environment and energy journalist at the Northern Daily Leader. I also write about health, bushfires and occasionally music. I'm a Brisbane boy by way of Charleville and Hobart who now lives in in beautiful New England. Get me at andrew.messenger@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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