Raise the rate on Newstart

September 11, 2018

Are you a recipient of Newstart or the Youth Allowance? If so, you may want to read on. The Raise the Rate campaign is currently raising support to increase Newstart and the Youth Allowance by $75 per week.

The average Newstart recipient lives on just $39 per day and it is a struggle every day to afford even basic essentials.

Newstart has not increased in real terms in 24 years, but the cost of essentials has drastically increased. To voice your support, you can sign their joint statement to raise the rate here.

There are several other things you can do to show your support including:

For more information visit www.acoss.org.au/raisetherate.