Australian government declines Church bid for higher unemployment benefits
CWN - August 28, 2012
Australia’s federal government has rejected calls by Church leaders for an increase in welfare and unemployment benefits.
Representatives of Catholic Social Services had argued that the government benefits should be indexed to match rises in the cost of living, as are government salaries. The agency suggested an independent commission to examine the adequacy of government support.
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