Older women stuck on Jobseeker for longer, Senate estimates figures show

Dan Jervis-Bardy
January 12 2023 - 5:30am
ACTCOSS chief executive Emma Cambell, Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth and David Pocock. Pictures by Sitthixay Ditthavong, Elesa Kurtz
ACTCOSS chief executive Emma Cambell, Social Services Minister Amanda Rishworth and David Pocock. Pictures by Sitthixay Ditthavong, Elesa Kurtz

Older women are spending longer on JobSeeker and increasing numbers are relying on Commonwealth rent assistance, according to new figures which have prompted calls for more support for the increasingly vulnerable cohort.

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Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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