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Though it is a miserable, insufficient, and manifestly inadequate amount of money, the $50 a fortnight rise in the JobSeeker payment will make a difference to a lot of people's lives.

It's a fuller grocery basket; an Uber or, hell, myki/Opal ride you can afford when you have to get somewhere; a pair of pants when the arse has come out of the ones you're wearing.

But it's a measure of how appallingly low the existing payment is that the new rise represents these things.