Salvation Army latest voice to call for lift in unemployment benefit

May 24 2018 - 12:30am
Life on just $17 a day after the rent is paid
Life on just $17 a day after the rent is paid

AT the start of the month, Liberal MP Julia Banks found herself the object of public ridicule when she said could live on the $40 a day  – or $545.80 a fortnight – that a single person with no dependants receives on the unemployment allowance, Newstart.

Get the latest Newcastle news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.

Help