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MEDIA RELEASE: CWA backs calls to Raise the Rate of Newstart

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is visiting Cairns today to meet with local residents receiving the Newstart allowance and to call on Cairns Regional Council and federal political leaders to pledge their support for the Raise the...
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MEDIA RELEASE: ACOSS visits Cairns to hear from Newstart recipients following disappointing Budget week

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is visiting Cairns today to meet with local residents receiving the Newstart allowance and to call on Cairns Regional Council and federal political leaders to pledge their support for the Raise the...

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MEDIA RELEASE: ACOSS visits Townsville to hear from Newstart recipients following disappointing Budget week

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) is visiting the marginal electorate of Townsville today to meet with local residents receiving the Newstart allowance and to call on federal political leaders to pledge their support for the Raise...

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ACOSS welcomes Labor’s commitment to funding services over high-end tax cuts but people on Newstart again left behind

ACOSS welcomes the Opposition’s commitment tonight to give priority to funding essential services over big tax cuts for people on higher incomes but remains deeply concerned about people on Newstart again being left behind. “We welcome wholeheartedly the major commitments...
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Government turns its back on people who have the least, and guarantees more cuts to essential services

‘’The Government confirms its vision for our country is cuts, tax cuts for people who don’t need them, guaranteeing more cuts in future to essential services and our safety net for people who rely on them,’’ ACOSS CEO Dr...
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7 out of 10 Tasmanians living outside Hobart believe Newstart should be increased

Research by Per Capita shows that 54% of people living in Hobart and 70% of people living in the rest of Tasmania support a $75-per-week increase to Newstart, the payment for people looking for paid work. Emma Dawson, Executive Director...
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