“It's appalling where it is now and we need some serious focus to change it.”Read More
“I don’t qualify for the DSP but Newstart “isn’t designed for sick people. And almost one-third of those on Newstart are in my position.”Read More
‘Top economists Chris Richardson and CEDA's Jarrod Ball join the case for a pay rise for Australia's poorest of the poor - the unemployed.’ on ABC RadioRead More
49% of the long-term recipients of Newstart are aged over 45Read More
‘Our results show what would happen to both prosperity (the size of the pie) and fairness (how the pie is sliced up). ‘Read More
‘Maybe policies aimed at reducing inequality will be the new wave of thinking when it come to generating stronger economic growth.’Read More
'New figures confirm that inequality has risen in Australia in recent decades, mainly fuelled by gains among the highest earners'.
Share the Pie was on the topic list at the Emerging Writers Festival Speakeasy event focused on Money.Read More
'I often don’t eat enough, as I make sure the kids are fed first. Sleep often eludes me, as I lie awake for countless hours wondering how I’m going to pay the rent and bills...'
Newstart experiences and expert discussion with Share the Pie on SoundCloud.Read More
‘At under $39 a day for a single person, Newstart allowance (unemployment benefits) is far from generous.’Read More
“Are we really a country which will say to people who are unemployed a long time, that we’re not going to let you live a life which is sustainable?”Read More
Read the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s 2018 Budget response.Read More
An audience question posed to the panel asked "when will the Newstart rate be lifted to support people who are out of work?Read More
AI Group CEO is the latest business head to speak out in support of an increase in Newstart.
Emma Dawson is executive director of think tank Per Capita writes in the Sydney Morning Herald.Read More
Paddy Manning writes his take on Newstart in the The MonthlyRead More
Economist Chris Richardson’s call to increase Newstarts covered by the mediaRead More
''It is time to discuss the development of a transparent, consistent process to determine welfare payments like Newstart, writes Fr Frank Brennan SJ.Read More