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Unemployed people received another slap in the face today when Anthony Albanese said every federal budget should “consider” whether we are in a position to improve the JobSeeker rate. For many of us, callous comments like these have a devastating affect on our mental health.

I would ask the opposition leader if he “considers” whether he is in a position to pay for basic necessities on a month-to-month basis, or whether he plans a budget to make sure he can.

There is no excuse for our government to force us to live in poverty ever. For any reason.

He and every other major party politician are treating our health, our ability to live, as an optional extra when it should be non-negotiable.

Unemployment payments at half the poverty line means eight out of 10 people regularly skipping meals. Why is the opposition leader willing to accept this?

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