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Vulnerable groups missing out on COVID-19 support

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Australia’s COVID-19 response needs a stronger focus on the structural problems that were prevalent pre-pandemic to ensure vulnerable people aren’t left behind, experts say. 

A new report from the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) said the federal government’s current approach to the crisis revolved around supporting the economy until it “went back to normal” – which was evident in its JobKeeper scheme and the temporary JobSeeker boost

But researchers said this approach overlooked existing structural problems and meant some vulnerable groups – such as casual workers, temporary visa holders and people with a disability – were excluded from support.

To read the full article, please visit the Australian Pro Bono website.



Source:
Luke Michael, 2020, Probono Australia (https://probonoaustralia.com.au)

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