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‘I regularly don’t eat at all’: how people on Newstart get by

A survey of 500 people on Newstart and Youth Allowance reveals many recipients are skipping meals, medication and showers to save money

There is one experience that almost all Newstart recipients might share in common: skipping meals to get by on $40 a day.

  • Luke Henriques-Gomes
  • The Guardian

The resounding response to a survey of about 500 Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients suggests many are missing multiple meals each week.

As political support grows for an increase to Newstart, the Australian Council of Social Service surveyed people on the payment about how they get by on…

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