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Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania

Hard –headed economic arguments added to the growing chorus for increasing newstart paymentsThe Guardian Australia's political editor Katharine Murphy calls for 'serious focus' and an increase of Newstart on Insiders ABC this month.

Katharine joins former PM John Howard, leading economists and business leaders who have agreed it's time to raise the rate. See who else supports an increase in Newstart at www.sharethepie.com.au/news/?category=supporter

#SharethePie #RaisetheRate
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Social Action and Research Centre, Anglicare Tasmania

New report highlights growing need for social housing. A national strategy is required to avoid access to affordable housing getting worse.Australia will need 727,300 new social housing properties over the next 20 years to fill the current shortage and meet the growing demand, according to a new report released today.

The report shows just how badly governments have dropped the ball on social housing, and how desperately we need our federal and state governments to show leadership now.

We now know how much social housing is needed, the next step is a national strategy for achieving it.
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Sneak preview: New SARC research!, off to the printers 🚀 Don't forget to register for our roundtable events, discussing ramifications for school re-engagement of vulnerable children in Tasmania.

Launceston, 20th Nov 2-4pm

Hobart, 27th Nov 2-4pm (almost full)
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