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Townsville City Council endorses increase to Newstart and ACOSS calls on federal politicians to follow suit

Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) congratulates Townsville Council for officially endorsing the ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign, a national campaign, which calls on the Federal Government and Opposition to raise the rate of Newstart. Townsville is within one of the...
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MEDIA RELEASE: ACOSS calls on Cairns Council to pledge support for ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign for people struggling on Newstart

The ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign is visiting Cairns tomorrow to meet with local residents receiving the Newstart allowance and to call on the Cairns Regional Council to pledge their support for the campaign.    

The ‘Raise the Rate’...

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Not the time for more tax cuts: time to boost Newstart and minimum wages

Unlike tax cuts, raising Newstart and the minimum wage will effectively reduce poverty and boost the economy, argues The Australian Council of Social Service’s submission to the Fair Work Commission. CEO of the Australian Council of Social Service, Cassandra Goldie, said:...
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MEDIA RELEASE: ACOSS calls on Albury and Wodonga Councils to pledge support for ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign for Newstart recipients

The ‘Raise the Rate’ campaign is visiting Albury today to meet with local residents receiving the Newstart allowance and to call on the Albury and Wodonga Councils to pledge their support for the campaign.    

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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...

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