We need to raise the rate and provide adequate income for all.
At current income support levels, people are living below the poverty line. They are making choices between food, rent and medication. This traps people in a cycle of poverty and prevents people climbing out of disadvantage.
Here’s the quick facts:
- More than one in eight adults and one in six children live below the poverty line in Australia.
- 3.24 million people in Australia (13.6% of the population) live below the poverty line.
- 774,000 children under the age of 15 (17.7% of all children in Australia) live below the poverty line.
That's why we're calling on the Federal government to increase income support payments to at least $78 per day.
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