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A new start for Newstart?

By ALLISON HORE Over 80 people living on the Youth Allowance and Newstart have registered to meet up with their local MPs this week to share their stories and call on them to immediately raise the rate of Newstart and Youth Allowance. The meetings, which will be held across the country, are part of a […]

Newstart is no start

By John Moyle Last week Inner West mayor Darcy Byrne issued a press release proclaiming that he was fronting a push at the ALP’s national conference in Sydney for a $75 a week increase to the Newstart allowance. The fact that even with support from his employer and mentor Anthony Albanese, the motion failed to […]