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Extend coronavirus support to temporary workers

Open letter to the prime minister

Many temporary Australian residents will be excluded from the JobSeeker Payment and Coronavirus Supplement to be provided to permanent residents.

  • Peter Whiteford
  • The Conversation

In this open letter to the prime minister, 40 leading Australian experts on public policy argue this is in no-one’s interests.

Dear Mr Morrison,

The Australian government has achieved a great deal with its far-reaching responses to the risks to the Australian people and the economy as a result of the Covid19 pandemic.

The temporary increases to social security benefits through the…

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