Business group head Jennifer Westacott says it’s impossible to live on Newstart allowance
Business group head Jennifer Westacott says it’s impossible to live on Newstart allowance.
'The BCA and Richardson were echoing clarion calls made by the Greens and the charity sector for years, with Conny Lenneberg, the executive director of the Brotherhood of St Laurence saying the cost of living was “really biting”.
“A payment of as little as $38.98 a day is making it tough to even cover the costs of looking for work,” she said. “The struggle to live on Newstart is also pushing some people into homelessness.
Amy Remeikis reports for Guardian Australia
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