Thank you so much for taking the time to complete our survey on the impacts of the cost of living.
Please send this survey to others affected by the increased cost of living
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If you’ve opened a newspaper in the last few weeks, you’ve probably been inundated with stories about the increased cost of living. Around the country, we’re seeing increases in the cost of everything from groceries to gas and electricity.
We know that people on income support will be hit hardest by these price increases, but those stories aren’t getting nearly enough media coverage. That’s why we’ve created a ‘cost of living’ survey to capture data on the experiences of people on income support that we can pass along to journalists.
If you’re currently struggling to get by on income support, can you take five minutes to fill in the survey? https://raisetherate.org.au/cost-of-living-survey/
Please know that if you or anyone you know needs help, there is support:
Lifeline provides people experiencing emotional distress with access to 24-hour crisis support:
- Call 13 11 14 for 24/7 crisis support.
- Get help by SMS message (12pm to midnight AEDT) https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-text/
- Get help by online chat (7pm to midnight AEDT) https://www.lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat/
Ask Izzy has information on services, including housing, food, health, counselling, domestic violence and legal services, in your area: https://askizzy.org.au/
National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007 provides free advice from financial counsellors on managing debt https://ndh.org.au/
Specialist community legal centres provide free advice on problems with a Centrelink payment, such as appealing a Centrelink decision, Centrelink debts, difficulties applying for Disability Support Pension, Compensation Preclusion Periods and more: http://www.ejaustralia.org.au/legal-help-centrelink/
1800RESPECT provides support for people experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence and their friends and family. They offer a confidential service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week: 1800 737 732 or online at www.1800respect.org.au
Centrelink Employment Services Line on 132 850 provides help for people receiving JobSeeker Payment, Assurance of Support, or for people needing to speak with to talk with Centrelink social workers (Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm).