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Raise the rate for good: JobSeeker increase must become permanent

19 Jun 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia says that a permanent increase to JobSeeker has become urgent, with unemployment at a record high. “Hundreds of thousands of Australians have lost their jobs and their livelihoods during this pandemic. Others were out of work and living in poverty long before that,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Social housing projects needed to boost the economy

3 Jun 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has called for social housing to be included in the Federal Government’s upcoming housing package announcement expected this week. “Renters on low incomes are at the forefront of this crisis. They should be at the forefront of the response,” says Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Pre-Covid payment rates would plunge Australians into poverty

28 May 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has renewed its call to raise the rate of JobSeeker (formerly Newstart) and related payments for good. The call follows the release of the Australian Council of Social Service’s Poverty in Australia report. Anglicare Australia is a partner in the research. “Countless reports have shown the need to raise the rate of these payments – for good. This one is just the latest,” said Anglicare Australia’s Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Senate report shows we must raise the rate of Jobseeker for good

30 Apr 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has renewed its call to raise the rate of Jobseeker (formerly Newstart) and related payments for good. The calls comes as a key senate committee has found the old rates were too low. “The political process has been failing people out of work for years. Countless reports have shown the need to raise the rate of these payments. This one is just the latest,” said Anglicare Australia’s Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Anglicare Australia releases Rental Affordability Snapshot

29 Apr 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia is calling on the government to raise the rate of welfare payments for good. The call is made as Anglicare Australia releases its Rental Affordability Snapshot. The Snapshot surveyed almost 70,000 rental listings across Australia and found that there is still a chronic shortage of affordable rentals across Australia – even after recent welfare increases.

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UnitingCare Australia and Anglicare Australia welcome JobKeeper Changes

24 Apr 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia and UnitingCare Australia have jointly welcomed changes to the government’s historic JobKeeper scheme. The changes, announced this afternoon, will open up the JobKeeper scheme to more charities. “This announcement is good news for thousands of charities across Australia – and for their staff,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Renters still waiting for relief

7 Apr 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia says that today’s Code of Conduct on leases has left out residential renters, focusing instead on businesses and commercial tenants. “Renters are on the frontline of this downturn. Many are losing their incomes, and some are scared of being forced out of their homes,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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