Rachel speaks to ABC Afternoons
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has spoken to ABC Perth's Afternoon Program about her week on Newstart Allowance.
Senator Siewert said that a $50 per week increase to the payment was essential, with Newstart recipients currently living $130 per week below the poverty line.
"Any surplus we have in the budget is a fake surplus if we are condemning Australians to live in poverty," Senator Siewert told ABC's Gillian O'Shaughnessy.
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