South-west social services join calls for permanent JobSeeker payment increase after 'dire' ACOSS survey

William Huynh
Updated October 1 2022 - 9:42am, first published September 30 2022 - 4:15pm
Warrnambool Vinnies president Chris Pye joined calls for a lift of Centrelink payments to support vulnerable recipients skipping meals, medication and heating to stay afloat. Picture by Anthony Brady

Accounts of people foregoing meals, medication and heating to get by are becoming "catastrophic", say the region's social services who have joined national calls for a lift in welfare payments.

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