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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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Charity workers must not be left out of JobKeeper payments

6 Apr 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia says the government’s JobKeeper wage subsidy could leave thousands of charity workers behind. “Charities are seeing huge falls in their income – but the JobKeeper scheme will still leave many of their workers out,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Wage subsidies are only the start

31 Mar 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia says the government’s wage subsidy is a good start – but more must be done to support those in need. “Countless Australians work in industries that have been hit by this crisis,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Eviction moratorium will protect millions of Australians

30 Mar 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Anglicare Australia has said that the moratorium on evictions, announced by the Prime Minister, will offer protection for millions of renters. “This is a major step forward, offering security to millions of Australians,” said Anglicare Australia Executive Director Kasy Chambers.

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Time to guarantee every Australian a basic income

19 Mar 2020 by Maiy Azize | Media Releases

Every Australian must be guaranteed a basic income to assist during this unprecedented public health challenge. Anglicare Australia is calling for the Federal Government to overhaul its income payments in this time of unprecedented health and economic crisis.

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