Members of Addison Road Community Organisation’s Inner West ‘Raise the Rate’ Group attended the Newstart Senate Inquiry today in Sydney.
There as individuals to tell their own stories – and express their various concerns about the low rate of Newstart – Mark, Brenton, Bev, Alyx and others spoke out against an abusive and highly inefficient system. A complete failure to adequately support efforts to find employment – along with the dubious and harassing activities of the so-called ‘job-providers’ – were put under the microscope.
For too long, the current system has endured because people are made to feel ashamed of their situation, a self-censoring condition that has helped suppress deep and profound criticism. Changes are urgently needed.
Please read story at Canberra Times here: