New University of Canberra research has discovered a reduction in income inequity during the pandemic - meaning the gap between the richest and poorest has shrunk - and they have put it down to increased welfare payments.
The ACT Government is extending a range of economic survival measures to help local businesses continue to trade and keep Canberrans employed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) has put its support behind its national colleagues in the push to maintain a higher unemployment welfare rate, after an announcement from the Federal Government today.
An ACT Government package will assist foreign nationals such as international students and temporary visa-holders ineligible for Commonwealth assistance.
Up to 26,000 casual and migrant workers in Canberra are ineligible for the Federal Government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme, according to new research.