Submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Strengthening the Safety Net Bill

For years, Anglicare Australia has called for working age payments to be raised above the poverty line. Although the measures in the Bill fall short of that call, we supported the Bill as an immediate means of helping Australians struggling to make ends meet. In this submission we called on the Committee to recommend passing the Bill, but to also recognise that the work of tackling poverty, making sure everyone has a safe and secure place to live and strengthening the safety net is far from done.