Is a Newstart Allowance increase overdue?

'With less than one week before the release of the federal budget, leading economist Chris Richardson says fixing “unnecessarily cruel” dole payments is a more urgent priority than budget repair. 'So is an increase well overdue?'

Produced by Shelley Cheng for the Wire. Featuring Dr Peter Whiteford - Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and Mark Clayton - Newstart recipient

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