In Depth

Launceston JobSeeker recipients plan for reduction in pay, with food, rent and health concerns

Adam Holmes
Updated February 25 2021 - 11:14am, first published February 23 2021 - 8:50pm
Greens Beach woman Linda Hannah launched a petition to get an increase on the former Newstart rate, gathering 125,000 signatures, after seeing the struggles of her son-in-law in Launceston.
Greens Beach woman Linda Hannah launched a petition to get an increase on the former Newstart rate, gathering 125,000 signatures, after seeing the struggles of her son-in-law in Launceston.

Managing rent, phone credit and pet expenses on JobSeeker is already a challenge for Nikki Bricknell, who lives in a share house in Ravenswood.

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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

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