Urgency grows for raising Newstart

18 Feb 2020 9:23 PM | Angela Tomazos (Administrator)

The Newstart allowance, which has not increased in real terms in 25 years, is indexed to inflation, while other payments are tied to wages. This means the unemployment benefit continues to fall further behind living costs. Concerning research showing more than 80% of Newstart recipients are skipping meals to make ends meet.


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