Poverty is a political choice – and the government is choosing to cut taxes for the ultra wealthy instead of raising the rate of income support.
Young people are barely scraping by on youth allowance, older people are increasingly becoming homeless, and it’s harder than ever to access the Disability Support Pension.
We have an income support system that should be universal, but harsh and punitive measures have made it inaccessible to those who need it most and existing payments aren’t enough to live on.
The system is deeply broken. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
The Greens have a plan to end poverty in Australia and ensure support is there for everyone who needs it, no matter what.
This starts with raising all income support payment rates above the poverty line to $88 a day.
We saw during the height of the pandemic that governments can end poverty and ensure a strong social safety net for when people need it.
Poverty is a political choice – and the government is choosing to cut taxes for the ultra wealthy instead of making sure people aren’t forced to choose between groceries, rent and medical appointments.
Join The Greens in our call for the government to increase income support to at least $88 a day.
Policy: No Poverty in a Wealthy Country