Economic Justice Australia’s Response to the Government’s Coronavirus Economic Measures

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Economic Justice Australia welcomes the entire range of social security and income support measures introduced by the Government yesterday (22 March 2020) in particularly the effective doubling of the rate of Newstart (now called JobSeeker Payment).

We make a number of recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the response, drawing on the expertise of our member community legal centres.

They are:

  1. Extend the Coronavirus supplement to vulnerable groups not covered
  2. Suspend all mutual obligations
  3. Give community legal centres enough funding to effectively respond to the increase in demand for legal advice on Centrelink payments

Read the full letter here

For more information, see Economic Justice Australia’s website at

MEDIA CONTACT: Leanne Ho (Executive Officer) M: 0448 007 201 E: