ExpiredRaise the Rate Week of Action

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  • Raise the Rate Week of Action
    July 15, 2019 - July 21, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sign the petition to Raise The Rate!

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:

About Raise the Rate

The Raise the Rate campaign is key to reducing poverty and inequality in Australia. The goal of the Raise the Rate campaign is for the Federal Government to immediately lift the single rate of Newstart, Youth Allowance and other related payments by at least $75 per week, and index Allowances to wages. Currently, these payments are too low to help people get through tough times and into suitable employment. The rate of Newstart has not been increased for 25 years, while the cost of living, especially housing, has gone through the roof. There is broad support for the campaign, including from community organisations, such as anti-poverty networks, not-for-profit organisations, unions, business groups, local governments, territory governments and a number of federal parliamentarians. More than 70% of the community agrees the rate of Newstart should be increased (Essential Research 2019).