The opposition have called for the limit to how on how much welfare recipients can work before their payments are reduced by the government.
Federal opposition calls for boost in welfare threshold
The federal opposition has opened up debate on how those on welfare payments should be able to earn more money as they face a rising cost of living.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton used Thursday night’s budget reply speech to propose an increase to the threshold that those on welfare would be able to work without losing any of their payments.
It followed the government using the federal budget to announce a $40 a fortnight increase in JobSeeker and youth allowance payments, which formed part of a $14.6 billion cost of living relief package.
Mr Dutton said the coalition’s proposal would allow for more money to be made available to those on the payments.