“It's appalling where it is now and we need some serious focus to change it.”Read 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
Anti Poverty Network SA grassroots campaign ‘IT’s time’ is raising awareness about the inadequacy of Newstart Allowance and calls for an increase.Read More
Share the Pie was on the topic list at the Emerging Writers Festival Speakeasy event focused on Money.Read More
'A recent survey conducted by Good Shepherd Microfinance has found a third of all Australians feel embarrassed or ashamed of their financial situation. ‘Read More
Katharine Murphy, The Guardian's political editor reports on the latest Essential poll.Read More
‘The little things that make life bearable are denied to people like me on welfare, but others think that if you live in poverty you have no right to comfort.’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
‘Former prime minister John Howard has joined leading business figures in calling for Newstart payments to be increased’
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
“You can not live on $39 a day,” Jennifer Westacott told ABC radio.
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
‘if we had to nominate the single standout fairness failure in Australia in 2018, it is undoubtedly our embarrassingly inadequate unemployment benefits.’Read More
Recommendation for tackling inequality of opportunity is to increase Newstart.Read More
Brotherhood of St Laurence Executive Director, Conny Lenneberg, jobseeker Trish and Economist Roger Wilkins talk poverty on The Conversation Hour with Jon Faine.Read More
Jason Ball, 2017 Young Australian of the year for Victoria, advocated for the increase of the Newstart Allowance on ABC's The Drum.