Coalition facing mounting pressure over Newstart

The Morrison Government continues to face mounting pressure to raise Newstart benefits for Australia’s unemployed.

Yesterday, Monash researchers released a study showing that many Newstart recipients are suffering from poor health and often too sick to work or study:

“It’s hard to work when you’re sick. We found large disparities between the health of people receiving Centrelink benefits and wage earners,” lead researcher Professor Alex Collie said.

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