Cost of Living
More constituents are reporting concerns about cost of living increases, with food, fuel and interest rates all going up. Experience in my office matches reports from many charity, welfare and community organisations about rising demand, greater complexity of need and the increased psychological distress of those seeking support. NCOSS research shows low income households and those below the poverty line face increasing distress > HERE.
While the federal government has main responsibility for income support, you may be eligible for help through NSW government programs > HERE.
Support the campaign to increase JobSeeker payment rates that keep people in poverty > HERE.