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Joan Aug 14
Everyone is calling for Newstart to be raised but dubs that 'unfunded empathy'. No problem funding $6Bil in franking credit handouts from taxpayer funds. Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the poor.
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Rebekha Sharkie MP 💧 Aug 9
“If every job was filled by those wanting one you’d still be left with 470,000 missing out, existing on $40 a day.”
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Rachel Siewert Aug 11
The Morrison Government is using nonsense arguments to try and justify their refusal to increase Newstart. The fact is this Government is heartless and is condemning people to live in poverty.
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ACOSS 56m
These stories are brave, powerful and real. They must not be ignored.
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Lucy Donoghue Aug 13
Inequality in Australia 2019: Aged 65 - $310 pw unemployed on Aged 66 - $463 pw retired on age pension Difference $153 pw Cost of living - the same * single rate + supplements excludng rent allowance
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Gerard Thomas Aug 11
Newstart increases by $1.65 on 20 September in line with inflation, while Age Pension up $3.60 pw. Little cheer for unemployed as Government steps up its campaign to vilify and demonise people looking for work. This payment freeze must end. 25 years is too long.
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Gerard Thomas 1h
‘Increase Newstart just for the over-55s? I love , but they are just wrong on this. Poverty doesn’t discriminate - neither should Vinnies. for young and old.
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🐬💧Sassy Leo💧🐬 1h
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Christopher Johnson 1h
Dear , Your call to divide the Newstart rate is quite frankly disgraceful. Housing and food do not cost more depending on age. is needed for all. You could help older Australians by stopping the retirement age increase
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Rachel Siewert 1h
An increase to must be for all. We reject calls to increase Newstart for only those over 55. It is the Government's responsibility to look after all Australians.
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Joan Aug 10
Take note older Aussies. If you're over 50 & end up unemployed, this Govt. will treat you like a social criminal, kick you in the guts, ignore your contribution, & sentence you to poverty, punishment & demoralisation. =Slumlord Hypocrite
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Social Mobility Comm Aug 14
FE funding has fallen by 12% since 2010 and is at a critical juncture. We need Education Secretary to to ensure all students finish school strongly
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CanberraCommunityLaw 32m
by . Part of an important series by that provides some insight into what it's like for people living/surviving on $40 per day.
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Anti-Poverty Network SA Aug 16
Got an opinion on the "Adequacy of Newstart and related payments”? Got lived experience? The Senate inquiry needs to hear from you! Don’t be intimidated, we have a 5-step guide to help you feel confident:
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Rachel Siewert 1h
Replying to @SenatorSiewert
Younger Australians have inherited difficult economic conditions and a climate crisis that was created by the policy decisions of successive Governments and which this Government is doing nothing to alleviate.
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💧 Sav Ban 💧 Aug 15
Replying to @savourybanana
demand. If you believe otherwise you are the Muppet you named yourself with such cavalier abandon. , give the public sector a payrise and watch as demand is stimulated and the economy starts to improve. After all, Trump's little war with Iran won't help us
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Alasdair 15h
my humble contribution to the debate on &
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Dave Burrows 16h
To the members of Government who are against and say "let them pick fruit", pray tell how an insecure & remotely-located industry of work with just tens of thousands of jobs is an answer to hundreds of thousands of people on Newstart living in poverty.
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RattusRattus 20h
Did you know that Newstart recipients serve a 26 week non-payment period if they move to an area of lower employment prospects, eg rural & regional areas? Get your facts straight before you start lecturing people!
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Nat Cook MP Aug 16
It’s impossible to get jobs that simply aren’t there.
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