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Rachel - Newstart Press Conference

The Australian Greens said today that efforts to increase the income free area of Newstart Allowance represented a piecemeal approach to reforms that would not help long term unemployed people facing multiple barriers to employment.

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on families and community services said today the Government is trying to mitigate the electoral damage caused as a result of parenting payment cuts and ongoing inaction on payments like Newstart.

Read the full press release here.

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