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Raise the Rate: Port Phillip Community Group
October 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Port Phillip Community Group (PPCG) invites you to our ‘Raise the Rate’ event in conjunction with Anti-Poverty Week. This will be held at 161 Chapel Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182 on Wednesday 16th October between 12pm – 2pm.
“The Raise the Rate campaign is key to reducing poverty and inequality in Australia. The goal of the Raise the Rate campaign is for the Federal Government to immediately lift the single rate of Newstart, Youth Allowance and other related payments by at least $75 per week, and index Allowances to wages. Currently, these payments are too low to help people get through tough times and into suitable employment. The rate of Newstart has not been increased for 25 years, while the cost of living, especially housing, has gone through the roof. There is broad support for the campaign, including from community organisations, such as anti-poverty networks, not-for-profit organisations, unions, business groups, local governments, territory governments and a number of federal parliamentarians. More than 70% of the community agrees the rate of Newstart should be increased (Essential Research 2019).” https://raisetherate.org.au/
The event will include:
We hope to see you all there!