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Andrew Leigh was on Sydney radio 2SM this morning, pointing out one of the reasons to increase Jobseeker to a liveable wage is because it is good for the economy as a whole.
I do think it’s important that we recognise that this is money which supports some of the most vulnerable in the community and therefore flows right back into retail sales. People at the top of the distribution save about a quarter of their income, those at the bottom of the distribution spend it all.
So if you want to ensure that the economy is humming, then putting money into the pockets of the lowest income earners is an important way of doing that.
Daniel Andrews, (who is also answering questions on the Victorian royal commission into Crown casino) says he won’t be getting the vaccine just yet, as he wants more frontline health workers to go first.