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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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This year, we’re partnering again with researchers at Southern Cross University to survey the youth sector, but this time we’re focusing on a very special group - youth service managers. We’re wanting to know your perspectives as managers of youth workers and youth services on a number of key areas relating to the youth work workforce. Go to tinyurl.com/YouthWorkMgrs by midnight, Weds April 30!

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