At just $40 a day for many people, the rate of Newstart is too low. The evidence is clear – Newstart is so low that it’s acting as a barrier to finding work and it’s pushing people into poverty. If you can’t afford to get to job interviews, buy appropriate clothes and equipment, or find the education and training you need, then how can you get a job?
The Government continues to demonise Newstart recipients and refuse to increase the rate. This isn't good enough. Join me in calling on the Government to increase the rate of Newstart to deliver relief from poverty, help people get into work, provide effective economic stimulus and boost jobs. Add your signature now!