The Morrison government announced it will cut the JobSeeker coronavirus supplement, which had lifted a whopping 425,000 people out of poverty. We talk to Matt Grudnoff, senior economist at the Australia Institute to understand the impact this cut will have on poverty rates, now that there are hundreds of thousands more unemployed people, as well as the impact on the wider economy.
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Host: Ebony Bennett, deputy director of the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guests: Matt Grudnoff, senior economist of the Australia Institute // @MattGrudnoff
Producer: Jennifer Macey with help from Lucy Luo.
Theme music: Jonathan McFeat from Pulse and Thrum