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Fresh calls for increase to Newstart

Gareth Parker
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There is a new push to raise the Newstart allowance by as much as $95 a week; the Australian Council of Social Services says the current amount is just not enough.

Could you survive on $489.90 a fortnight? That’s what a single adult on Newstart is receiving and the CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service says we need to do more.

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Listener Dennis called in to tell his story and how he struggles to make ends meet while looking for a job.

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