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Some 826,000 Australians forced to survive on support payments for more than a year

A long queue outside a Centrelink office in Brisbane at the peak of the COVID-19 crisis in March last year. Source: AAP

A new report has found some 826,000 people receiving the sub-poverty line JobSeeker payment - or 80 per cent of recipients - have been forced to survive on income support for more than a year.

The report, produced by the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and supported by the Ecstra Foundation, draws on data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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