MEDIA RELEASE: ACOSS/UNSW report highlights the need to increase Newstart and ensure the age pension is sufficient to prevent older Australians living in poverty

21 February 2020
Today’s report ‘2020 Poverty in Australia Overview’ highlights the fact that the government’s refusal to increase Newstart is forcing many older Australians to live way below the poverty line, the peak consumer body of older Australians said today.