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Anglicare Australia seeks commitments through open letters

Mar 28, 2019, 11:56 AM by Maiy Azize

As this term of government draws to an end, Anglicare Australia is seeking commitments to ensure the next term of government focuses on making Australia fairer – and helping every Australian to lead a dignified life.

We have sent open letters to the government and opposition seeking commitments for:

  • Job creation programs, and reform of the Jobactive network
  • An increase to Newstart, Youth Allowance, and related payments
  • An independent commission to set social security payments
  • An investment in affordable and social housing
  • A fairer tax system.

We have also made it clear that one-off payments and tax cuts will not lift people out of poverty. We have called on the Parliament not to rush to pass more income tax cuts before the elections.

Anglicare Australia is also contributing to key campaigns on aged care, housing, and income support.