Lynette Carling lives on less than $22 a day after paying rent

Meg Powell
By Meg Powell
March 31 2022 - 1:00am
CREATIVE: Burnie's Lynette Carling spends her tight food budget mostly on noodles, bread and potatoes, and adds flavour with things she grows or forages. Picture: Rodney Braithwaite

Once Lynette Carling has paid weekly rent out of her JobSeeker payment, she's got less than $22 a day to feed and clothe herself, pay to use her grandson's car and pay her bills.

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Meg Powell

Meg Powell

Journalist

Meg Powell has been a journalist for the Advocate Newspaper in North-West Tasmania since 2019. She has covered a range of areas and issues including crime, health, environmental issues, business, social affairs , the arts and education. Got a story to share? Email megan.powell@theadvocate.com.au or call 0448 302 029