Salvos Urging Govt. To Increase Newstart Allowance

Coincides With Red Shield Appeal

Salvos Urging Govt. To Increase Newstart Allowance

The Salvation Army is urging the Federal Government to reconsider its decision not to increase the Newstart Allowance, off the back of research revealing the devastating hardship many Australians are now facing.

The 2018 Economic and Social Impact Survey, which surveyed more than 1,200 people who call on Salvation Army services, has found the average Newstart recipient is living on just $17 a day after accommodation expenses.

The findings coincide with the Salvos Red Shield Appeal which is on this weekend. Celia Nunez from the Salvos is encouraging everyone to give what they can.

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