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Accounting giant KPMG calls for Newstart to increase by $100 a week

KPMG says current level of Newstart is ‘damaging’ and not enough for people to meet material needs

The Morrison government should increase Newstart by nearly $100 a week, KPMG says, with the accounting giant calling for an even larger rise than welfare groups and arguing the low rate of the…

  • Luke Henri-Gomes
  • The Guardian

In a submission to a Senate inquiry into welfare allowance payments, KPMG said the current rate was too low to help people meet their material needs, such as eating to a healthy standard, keeping a roof over their heads, maintaining clothes for interviews and…

An increase would benefit the…

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