'You can buy very little for 50 cents': Newstart increase attacked

'“The inadequacy of Newstart is brought into stark relief by this 50 cent a day increase for a single unemployed person," Brotherhood executive director Conny Lenneberg said. “You can buy very little for 50 cents a day.

"Such a modest increment will make no material difference to people living in poverty on Newstart."'

Anna Patty, Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald, reports.

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