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Job seeker rates reduced

With Job Seeker rates now reduced charities across Central Victoria are waiting for a surge in demand.

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The fortnightly coronavirus supplement of $550 will reduce by $150 a week.

Its estimated 9000 people in Bendigo are relying on the supplement with the reduction set to rip $1.3 million out of the local economy each week.

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