All the Labor MPs calling for a JobSeeker rate increase
Calls to raise the rate have ramped up ahead of the federal budget.
Multiple Labor MPs have broken ranks and are now calling for a Jobseeker increase ahead of the federal budget which will be handed down by Jim Chalmers.
All federal ALP MPs calling on the rate to be raised are on the backbench, meaning they are not part of the Albanese ministry.
Some of these MPs have also formally signed an open letter from the Australian Council of Social Service directed to the Prime Minister.
The full list
Michelle Ananda-Rajah (signed open letter)
Mary Doyle (signed open letter)
Peter Khalil (signed open letter)
Louise Miller-Frost (signed open letter)
Alicia Payne (signed open letter)
Kate Thwaites (signed open letter)
Former Labor MPs who have signed the ACOSS open letter
Doug Cameron (Senator, 2008-2019)
Verity Firth (NSW MP, 2007-2011)
Chris Haviland (MP, 1993-1996)
Brian Howe (MP, 1977-1996; Deputy PM, 1991-1995)
Jenny Macklin (MP, 1996-2019; Deputy Labor leader, 2001-2006)
Robert Tickner (MP, 1984-1996)
Other MPs who have signed the ACOSS open letter
Bridget Archer (Liberal)
Kate Chaney (Independent)
Zoe Daniel (Independent)
Helen Haines (Independent)
Jacqui Lambie (Jacqui Lambie Network)
David Pocock (David Pocock)
Monique Ryan (Independent)
Kylea Tink (Independent)
Sophie Scamps (Independent)
Zali Steggall (Independent)
Allegra Spender (Independent)
Andrew Wilkie (Independent)
Other former MPs who have signed the ACOSS open letter
Fred Chaney (former Liberal minister, since left party)
Kathryn Greiner (former Liberal/Ind Liberal/Sydney Alliance alderman)
John Hewson (former Liberal leader)
Cathy McGowan (former Independent MP)
The Greens are also formally calling for the PM to raise the rate and their MPs have signed the open letter.
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