The Morrison Lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne are taking a political toll on the Prime Minister, but the Greens say the long-term damage of the mismanagement will land hardest on young people, and are calling on the Prime Minister to ensure no-one is left behind by lifting JobSeeker back to $1,100 a fortnight and implementing JobKeeper 2.0.
As stated by Greens Leader, Adam Bandt:
“These Morrison lockdowns are hitting many people just as hard as last year, so the Prime Minister must give people the same level of support as before.”
“The PM might be taking the political hit, but it’s everyone else that’s hurting.”
“The PM’s failures have led to these lockdowns, so now he must make sure no-one is forced to live through them in poverty.”
“If full JobKeeper and $1,100 a fortnight JobSeeker were needed last time, they’re needed again now.”
“Young people are getting hit particularly hard. Scott Morrison’s determination to shortchange young people on everything from superannuation to climate change will drive economic stress for a whole generation.
“The Morrison government is failing young people with housing prices skyrocketing and rents soaring, insecure work and huge student debt growing, all as they watch other countries vaccinating everyone.”