29 Mar 2022

Benefit increases aren't enough to get people out of poverty

From Midday Report, 12:11 pm on 29 March 2022

Anti-poverty groups say increases to benefit rates next month will still leave families trapped in poverty.

The Fairer Future collaboration updated the Welfare Expert Advisory Group's modelling on whether benefits meet basic costs for families, finding some would face shortfalls of up to $300/week.

Max Harris from Action Station spoke to Māni Dunlop about the groups' research.