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Young people on Youth Allowance also suffer from unfair indexation because it is only indexed once per year compared with twice a year for pension payments.
Action needs to be taken to prevent disadvantaged Australians falling further below the poverty line.
ACOSS Media release More than 600,000 unemployed Australians risk falling further into poverty.
MEDIA RELEASE – 19 February 2014
Australia’s National youth affairs peak body is giving young Australians an opportunity to share their opinions and experiences of the current welfare system. The Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC) supports the Federal Government’s review of the Welfare System and today launched an online survey to gain insights into how young people experience the current system.