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Scott Morrison confirms JobSeeker will be boosted by $50 a fortnight

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Scott Morrison confirms JobSeeker will be boosted by $50 a fortnight permanently – but unemployed Aussies must do more to find jobs or have payments cut off

Unemployed Australians will receive an extra $50 a fortnight as Scott Morrison permanently increases the dole.

But those on welfare will have to fulfill more rigorous obligations to taxpayers to prove they are not rorting the system.   

They will have to attend face-to-face appointments with officials, make 20 job searches a month and take a short training course or do work experience after six months on welfare.

The government will also set up a hotline for employers to dob in someone who rejects a job they are qualified for.

‘Every person we get back into a job means a lower cost to the taxpayer. That’s why the mutual obligation is so important,’ Mr Morrison said. 

Pictured: People are seen in Centrelink queues in Gold Coast back in April 2020

Pictured: People are seen in Centrelink queues in Gold Coast back in April 2020

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