Pre-Budget Submission 2023-2024

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Economic Justice Australia has made recommendations to Treasury for the 2023–24 Federal Budget, calling for a number of reforms including:

  • Permanently increase social security income support payment rates, and provide supplementary payments that reflect specific costs people face.
  • Permanently abolish the newly arrived residents waiting period for Special Benefit, such that people in severe financial hardship have equitable access to the payment.
  • Provide all New Zealand citizens living in Australia with access to Special Benefit.
  • Extend the list of visa sub-classes that attract Special Benefit.

Read the full submission here.