GAWLER’S social support charities are preparing for an influx of people needing assistance, after the coronavirus supplement for welfare payments was slashed on Sunday.
UNEMPLOYMENT in the north fell in August, the first time it has dropped since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
LOCAL women have found themselves more likely to lose their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic than men, after new statistics revealed 500 females lost employment last month.
MORE than 16,000 people are now on social welfare payments in the Playford Council region as the COVID-19 pandemic sees thousands in the north join the unemployment line.
MEMBER for Spence Nick Champion wants to see the Newstart allowance permanently increased to the current JobSeeker rate, after it was revealed his seat was receiving the highest amount of unemployment benefits in Australia.
AFTER more than two years of living on social welfare payments, Munno Para West woman Rita McDonald says she has recently rediscovered what being “human” feels like.
LOCAL unemployment has risen once again, with new figures showing around 1000 people lost their job last month.
MORE than $11 million will be taken out of the local economy if the Federal Government’s declines to extend its Job Seeker payment, according to a local MP.