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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.
Back in April, AYAC's Natalie Lammas was asked to be featured in a video by a startup online magazine called 'Flying the Coop'. The video interview is centred around youth government assistance programmes and the fact that some of Australia’s youth are living below the poverty line due to our outdated welfare system.
Check out the full video here: http://flyingthecoop.net/2013/05/30/australias-neglected-youth/