The Australian Greens have today labelled the Morrison Government heartless saying they are using nonsense arguments to try and justify their refusal to increase Newstart.
“While we welcome a decrease in the number of unemployed Australians this does not mean that we shouldn’t be raising the rate of Newstart for the people still stuck on the payment” Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on Family and Community Services said.
“There are simply not enough jobs for those stuck on Newstart, unemployment figures fluctuate and the overall figures hide that unemployment has risen in some key disadvantaged areas.
“The fact is this Government is heartless and is condemning people to live in poverty.
“The rate of Newstart needs to increase immediately."
Lucy Cowcher-Guthrie; 0418 401 180