- Raise the Rate Week of Action
15 July 2019 - 21 July 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
While the cost of living continues to rise, the rate of Newstart has not had a real increase for 25 years. This is leaving Australians looking for employment struggling to cover their basic costs.
Increasing Newstart by about $10 per day will get Newstart working, so it can deliver the support people need to get through tough times and into suitable employment. It will mean people can focus on their futures rather than being totally consumed with the financial crisis they’re facing. Raising the Newstart rate will make the system stronger and give people looking for paid work the best chance to get through tough times and find suitable employment.
Help us send a message to our leaders that it’s time to Raise The Rate and get Newstart working by:
- Signing up to the Raise the Rate campaign
- Registering to meet your local politician
- Sharing your story
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