Opinion

The economic case for increasing Newstart

By Adam Triggs
Updated January 10 2020 - 2:49am, first published December 31 2019 - 4:00pm

Imagine a single policy that could boost our lacklustre economy by $4 billion, create an additional 12,000 jobs by 2021, disproportionately support regional and remote communities doing it tough with drought and bushfires, reduce inequality by benefiting the poorest fifth of Australians 28 times more than the richest, disproportionately support women, boost wages and corporate profits, and increase federal and state tax revenue by more than $1.25 billion.

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