Raise the Rate campaign arrives in Cairns

RAISE the Rate campaigners are visiting Cairns today to meet residents receiving the Newstart allowance and to call on the Cairns Regional Council to pledge their support for the campaign.

Raise the Rate is a national campaign co-ordinated by the Australian Council of Social Service.

The campaign will host a community forum to hear local residents, who are locked out of paid work, share their stories about how tough it is to survive on the current rate of $39 per day.

Read the full story on the Cairns Post here. 

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