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Is it fair to give an extra $550 per fortnight to Newstart recipients that have been receiving Newstart for 6 mths or more ?

By Steve . Created on 22 Mar, 2020
Current Affairs 205 votes | 14 Comments
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Yes

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Louise Kneen-Mcdaid said on Apr 17, 2020
YES - people aren't able to even look for casual work atm as everything is shut - you cannot punish people for being out of work. if everyone is getting money. they should too.. if only to help maybe pay off some bills we all know they already have. and maybe get them in a better position once everything opens again. when you are down and out.. the last thing you need is to be singled out during a pandemic. som...
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Yes
Liz said on Apr 3, 2020
Of course they should as Newstart amounts have been riducuouly low for far to long. But they should of also increased Pension & Carer amounts as much as well instead of the simple 1 or 2 by $750. Those on Pensions or Carers, Disability etc have struggled to pay even all their basic bills like mortgages or rents, council rates, utility bills & everything else, with many having to either get by with very limit...
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Geraldine said on Mar 24, 2020
many people are in dire circumstances right now; unfortunately there will always be some people who do their level best to rort the system; this applies to many well-off people also, who are able to 'hide' money in trusts etc, then claim a part pension !
Yes
L said on Mar 24, 2020
Disability pensioners need it too.
No
Cathy said on Mar 24, 2020
Why have they been on newstart for 6 months. Have they met the criteria for getting this payment and have their circumstances changed in the last 6 months. Have they been employed then let go in the last 6 months.
No
Steve said on Mar 25, 2020
Haha bless ya little cotton Sox ! 10/10 for trying you will get their one day
Chris said on Mar 24, 2020
no
Anonymous said on Mar 24, 2020
Do people trying to live on Newstart for less than 6 months need the $550 increase the same as someone that’s been on Newstart for over 6 months, of course they do, their both in the same boat and it’s sinking!
J said on Mar 23, 2020
Mate why should newcomers to tge system get more, it just shows that the governmrnt is well aware that newstart and pensionets and anyone on govrrnment benefits is living well below the poverty line. They should leave the raise in benefits at the new level even sfter sll of this calms down. Its rediculous to ask such a pathetic question snd i bet you have not ever had to try and survive off benefits. Its near fucken...
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No
Steve said on Mar 24, 2020
Well that’s your opinion an I only asked if Newstart not pensioners so don’t add your imagination to the question I’m only saying able bodied people capable of work but don’t work an claim Newstart! Newcomers are forced out of work due to covid19 the people that contribute to the country I’m clearly talking about ! I have had to try living of benefits ! I think if you read the question and/or were able to comprehen...
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