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Rachel's Newstart Inquiry Speech

The Greens moved for this inquiry in order to further the case for an increase to the Newstart Allowance of $50 per week in order to help people into work.

Although the inquiry was successful in doing this the recommendations of the majority report were a big letdown for the 600,000 plus Australians who rely on Newstart and other allowance payments. Despite concluding that the Newstart allowance is too low the report didn't go onto make the obvious recommendation to increase Newstart.

You can also read the transcript of Rachel's speech.

For more information, visit our Newstart Campaign.

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