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Newstart recipients battle homelessness amid lack of affordable housing

The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs has been hearing evidence around the country, to determine whether income support payments are enough to live on.

An inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart has heard some recipients in Perth are unable to afford housing, and are ending up homeless.

The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs has been hearing evidence around the country, to determine whether income support payments are enough to live on.

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Broadcast: Thu 7 Nov 2019, 7:15am

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Holly Rose, former Newstart recipient
Rachel Siewert, WA Greens senator, and chair, Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee
Kelly Clark, Newstart recipient

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