Council support anti-poverty campaign

MOUNT Gambier City Council is rallying behind the city’s unemployed population by backing a financial boost for struggling job seekers as part of a state campaign.

Organised in conjunction with Anti-Poverty Week – which took place from October 16 to 22 – Anti-Poverty Network SA started a campaign to have the Newstart Allowance increased.

A Centrelink payment received by many people across the country, Newstart Allowance is the main income support received by those unemployed and looking for work.

Seeing the number of locals faced with unemployment in the Blue Lake city, Cr Sonya Mezinec put forward a motion at the October council

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