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
"I couldn't pay my rent. The reason I ended up on the street was I couldn't pay my debts.
‘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
'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
'It feels like poverty. It feels like buying some groceries and loo roll, and realising the money is almost gone, says Amanda.'Read More
Watch The Feed as it speaks to Elizabeth, a Newstart recipient and covers the current politics surrounding the inadequacy of the Newstart unemployment benefit.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
‘Former prime minister John Howard has joined leading business figures in calling for Newstart payments to be increased’
In Australia’s outer suburbs and regional areas there are many challenges, especially for renters where services and jobs are scarcer.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
‘With less than one week before the release of the federal budget, leading economist Chris Richardson says fixing “unnecessarily cruel” dole payments is a more urgent priority than budget repair.’Read More
'Bill Shorten will face a strong internal push at the ALP’s national conference in July to commit a Labor government to increasing the Newstart allowance in its first term.'Read More
“You can not live on $39 a day,” Jennifer Westacott told ABC radio.
Paddy Manning writes his take on Newstart in the The MonthlyRead More
The New Daily surveyed all lower house MPs on the current rate of Newstart.Read More
Economist Chris Richardson’s call to increase Newstarts covered by the mediaRead More