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Federal election 2019: WA Liberal MP’s temper flares in tight contest – politics live

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With four days left in the campaign, both party leaders start Tuesday in their own seats. All the day’s events, live 11.34pm BST Given the ‘99% of people on Newstart receive another payment’ argument, it is worth keeping in mind what that actually means in financial terms.Overall, in 2017, 724,000 (or 99.3%) people on #Newstart got also another payment, either rent assistance, and/or family tax benefit and/or another supplement like the energy supplement. Do you know what the average extra money was worth to them? $9.90 a week. #ausvotes 11.31pm BST And of course, the conversation turned to Newstart.Labor has committed to reviewing it. Members of the Coalition have said it needs to be increased (as does the business community) but so far, the Liberals have made no actual move in that direction. Continue reading…



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Author : Amy Remeikis

Publish date : 2019-05-13 22:34:52

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