Broadcaster Michael McLaren says the federal government could be “well advised” to grab the second and announce a everlasting increase to the base charge of JobSeeker.
“The pandemic has changed a lot in this country,” Mr McLaren stated
“From the invention of the National Cabinet, to our incapacity to cross state borders and even attend a sporting fixture, COVID has pressured new guidelines and new methods of outdated issues.
“But it has additionally offered government a possibility, some might say an excuse, to interrupt with ideological orthodoxies that wanted a rethink, if not a tweak.
“To this end, the Federal government would be well advised to seize the moment and announce a permanent boost to the base rate of JobSeeker,” he stated.
“I think this debate is no longer about ‘should’ JobSeeker be increased but rather by ‘how much'”.