'Freeze has gone on too long': John Howard calls for dole increase

'Former prime minister John Howard has joined leading business figures in calling for Newstart payments to be increased after Tuesday's budget delivered no extra benefits to the unemployed and clamped down further on welfare recipients.'

Eryk Bagshaw, economics reporter reports for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.

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