Critical cancer patient designated to Newstart Allowance angers public online

Social media was in outrage at the news of Robert, a single father and cancer patient in critical condition, being denied the Disability Support Pension (DSP)and instead put on Newstart Allowance. Newstart requires recipients to report in person every 2 weeks and apply for a minimum of 20 jobs a month – requirements Richard is too unwell to meet. 

Share the Pie views this as an example of a social security system that is broken and unable to support our most vulnerable when they need it. 

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise funds for Robert and his family as his Newstart Allowance payment has ceased. 

Read more about Richard's story via Pro Bono News: Man Battling Cancer and Centrelink Raises Social Media Storm

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