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Raise the Rate debate in Senate

Monday 22nd July / presented by Danae Gibson

There are approximately three million people in Australia living in poverty, including more than seven hundred thousand children. Newstart and Youth Allowance have not had an increase in real terms for over 25 years. Earlier this morning the Australian Senate debated Senator Rachel Siewert’s private member’s bill to increase Newstart, Youth Allowance and other payments by $75 a week. The Australian Greens Senator spoke to RTRFM and explained what happened in chamber.

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