Brotherhood of St Laurence

'Surviving, not living' : submission to Senate Employment Committee on the adequacy of 'allowance' payments /

By: Australian Council of Social Service
Series: ACOSS paperPublisher: Strawberry Hills, N.S.W. Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) 2012Description: PDFISBN: 0858710552; 9780858710559ISSN: 13267124Subject(s): Newstart | Wages Minimum Wage | Unemployment | Income Support | Income Support | Social Security | Employment | Cost Of Living | Unemployment BenefitsOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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August 2012. ACOSS Paper 192.

"The gap between pensions and allowances is increasing - due to the different indexation arrangements for pensions and allowances, the gap between the single pension and Newstart Allowance payments rose from 5 per week in September 2008 to 33 per week today. On current trends, by 2040 the single Newstart rate will be just half that of the pension. This submission looks at the inadequacy of allowance payments compared with pension payments, as well as living standards, work incentives, employment services and future reform. Recommendations for the 2013 Budget and for future reform are made."--ACOSS website.

Surviving not living_ Allowance_Adequacy_Submission_ACOSS2012.pdf

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