‘One quarter of people on Newstart have partial capacity to work, since successive governments have tightened access to the pension’Read More
New polling has suggested more than two-thirds of Australians support raising Newstart, with community groups and political advocates putting pressure on the major parties to support lifting the payment.
92% of respondents supported the statement “In Australia, no one should go without basic essentials like food, healthcare, transport and power.”Read More
‘the combination of very low rates of Newstart - as little as $38.98 a day for a single unemployed person - and rising rents for even modest accommodation, is proving unbearable. The consequence is that people are being pushed into homelessness."Read More
The 2018 Economic and Social Impact Survey (ESIS), a survey of 1,267 people who call on Salvation Army services, has found the average Newstart recipient is living on just $17.00 a day after accommodation expenses*.
‘It’s a constant stress … how do you have the sanity to walk into a job interview and be positive when you’re constantly thinking, ‘Tonight, where am I staying?’Read More
New report by the Salvation Army has found people on the dole are now forced to live on an average of $17 a day.Read More
'The fact that so few people on government support can afford decent housing suggests that the problem might not be a housing one, but a welfare one.'Read More
'More older Australians are without a home than ever before, while nearly 615,000 people now live below the poverty line.'Read More
'Housing costs alone are responsible for pushing a further 229,000 Australian children below the poverty line, a new analysis shows.'Read More
“You can not live on $39 a day,” Jennifer Westacott told ABC radio.
Recommendation for tackling inequality of opportunity is to increase Newstart.Read More
Buzzfeed reports on rental affordability snapshot. ‘No properties in Sydney or Melbourne were affordable in March and April.’
'Sydney and Melbourne now outstrip London, New York, and Los Angeles for expensive housing.'
A person on Newstart allowance could only afford 3 out of the 67,000 rental properties across AustraliaRead More
Journal of Poverty findings suggest that increasing social empathy could improve attitudes toward people living in poverty and government assistance.Read More
New research by the UNSW and Australian Institute of Family Studies finds that families are struggling to meet a “minimum income standard for healthy living” in Australia today.Read More
A new study has found the estimated costs of raising children in Australia have risen substantially over the past two decades, leading to renewed calls for an increase in Newstart and Youth Allowance payments.
Despite greater workforce participation and lower unemployment rates in Australia’s labour market. The quality of jobs in Australia has been declining.Read More
Share the Pie film was screened at the Henderson 2018 conference discussing issues of poverty and inequality.Read More