This Anti-Poverty Week, Financial Counselling Australia joins our colleagues in the community and business sectors calling on the government to Raise the Rate.
This is a call we will continue to make, loudly and clearly.
The low rate of Newstart is not an issue that will go away.
Each and every day, financial counsellors bear witness to the stories of people who are in financial difficulty. One of the fundamental causes of financial hardship is that people can’t make ends meet on Newstart.
More than 70 per cent of the community support the campaign to Raise the Rate of Newstart.
All around Australia, financial counselling agencies are holding Anti-Poverty Week events. Together we call on the federal government to Raise the Rate.
Media contact: Fiona Guthrie, CEO, Financial Counselling Australia, 0402 426 835