Social Issues

It’s Time campaign calling for Newstart increase

Posted on: Fri 29 Jun 2018

The Newstart payment has not been raised in real terms, since 1994.

Anti-Poverty Network SA has long been advocating for an increase; its members who are living on this payment understand how hard it is to make ends meet on $273 a week.

Pas and Marie from APN SA speak to Small Change’s Lisa Burns about the launch of the It’s Time To Raise Newstart campaign, the Australian Labor Party’s current stance on the issue and Marie’s experiences of living on a low income.

Produced by Lisa Burns

Image supplied and approved for use by SACOSS

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