Council supports Raise the Rate campaign

At the Council Meeting on Tuesday 23 June, Council voted unanimously to:

Restate its support for the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) Raise the Rate campaign, which is advocating that the new Jobseeker Payment not be cut back to the old Newstart rate once the COVID-19 crisis has abated;

Write to all Mayors and Councils across Australia urging them to adopt motions in support of the Jobseeker payment not being returned to the previous level of Newstart; and

Supports and promotes ACOSS’s campaign on jobseeker and the Raise the Rate campaign through all Council communication channels.

Find out more about the campaign at


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