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Mar 8, 2011

AYAC supports calls for increase in Newstart and Youth Allowance

AYAC strongly endorses the issues raised by ACOSS in the in its recent Media Release highlighting the widening gap between allowance payments and pensions because of unfair indexation rates.

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.

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Media Release

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Youth peaks respond to McClure report

New welfare model raises concerns for young Australians

Australia’s peak bodies for young people and the sector that supports them – the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition (AYAC), the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic), Youth Action NSW, Youth Coalition of the ACT, Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ), Youth Network of Tasmania (YNOT), Youth Affairs Council of Western Australia (YACWA) and the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia (YACSA) – have raised joint concerns about the Final Report of the Reference Group on Welfare Reform to the Minister for Social Service (the McClure Report).

Feb 25, 2015