Essential Report

Statements about Newstart

Jun 5, 2018

Q. Do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

  Total agree Total disagree Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don’t know
The Government’s has a responsibility to ensure every Australian has enough money to put a roof over their head and food on their table. 77% 16% 35% 42% 13% 3% 7%
In Australia, no one should go without basic essentials like food, healthcare, transport and power. 92% 5% 48% 44% 4% 1% 4%
I support an increase in Newstart, the benefit paid to unemployed people, as it has not been increased in real terms for 24 years. 68% 19% 33% 35% 13% 6% 13%
A fair government would raise the rate of Newstart, Youth Allowance and related payments to ensure everybody has enough to live on while they look for paid work. 70% 20% 33% 37% 14% 6% 11%
A responsible government would increase Newstart payments by a minimum of $10 a day to ensure every person can afford a roof over their head and food on the table 64% 21% 32% 32% 15% 6% 15%


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