Tasmanian Labor MPs cautious on retaining $550 supplement beyond virus

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated April 28 2020 - 5:35am, first published 5:00am
Tasmanian Labor senator Helen Polley and Lyons MHR Brian Mitchell were both cautious in supporting a permanent raise to JobSeeker and Youth Allowance.

Tasmanian Labor MPs have reacted cautiously to a call within their own party for the $550 coronavirus supplement for JobSeeker and Youth Allowance recipients to be made permanent beyond the pandemic.


Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010