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And yes, yes it is

This is fucked

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I think this ship (to use the Coalition’s favourite metaphor) has sailed on this one.

Contact your MP if you are upset. And I would hope you are upset. And push back against any ‘we need to think about the debt’ talk, because the debt hasn’t mattered one iota for anything else. Including tax cuts.

I have just met with Senator Ruston, the Minister for Social Services, to express my disappointment with the Government’s decision to cut the effective rate of JobSeeker. Forcing so many Australians below the poverty line is both cruel and counterproductive. My full statement

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