Thursday, May 4, 2023

Jobseeker needs to rise says Deloitte Access Economics as Treasurer crunches Budget, ponders possible (shortlived) surplus

As we've been hearing, Treasurer Jim Chalmers is under growing pressure to provide relief to struggling areas of society when he delivers the Federal Budget next Tuesday.

One contentious area is the Jobseeker payment and whether that can be raised to a liveable level to deal with the rising cost of living.

The treasury forecaster Deloitte Access Economics is the latest number cruncher to say Jim Chalmers needs to "do it".

I speak with Deloitte Access Economics partner Stephen Smith

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