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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Page: 7579


Senator SIEWERT (Western AustraliaAustralian Greens Whip) (11:09): Say I am on Newstart and I have got 60 bucks that I can access. Particularly if I am travelling, for example, I am likely to have spent that, or I will go through it very quickly. So, sorry, the 20 per cent answer does not cut it, because I need access to more cash than that 20 per cent. It is a relatively small amount of money. People that are living on income support are living on small amounts of money and just managing to make ends meet.