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On the breadline: Pressure mounts for boost for Newstart allowance

Could you survive on $44 a day? Over half a million unemployed Australians on Newstart somehow do. The 2019 federal election could see the first post-inflation increase to Newstart in 25 years. So, who has promised what? Danielle O’Neal and Sifan Wu report.

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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