Social Issues

One-off social security payments

Posted on: Wed 11 Mar 2020

As part of this week’s Federal Government Economic Stimulus Package, a once-off payment will be awarded to New Start and Youth Allowance recipients.

Although this is a useful payment, The Australian Council of Social Service say an ongoing and permanent 95 dollar a week raise to allowances is what is really needed.

Pas Forgione​, Raise The Rate Community Organiser from the Australian Council of Social Service joins Breakfast’s Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis to explain more.

Produced by Tom Mann

Image sourced: Melburnian (CC BY 3.0)


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