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The Federal Government is being pushed to increase the rate of Newstart allowance following warnings that it is falling significantly behind the adequate minimum amount needed for the unemployed and low income earners to survive day to day.

The report prepared by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling for church welfare agencies has suggested that the Government has ignored advice since 2009 of the growing inequalities between Newstart and other government allowances and the recommendation that allowances be raised.