#RaiseTheRateForGood - the fight continues

With the devastating news that the Senate passed the Government's JobSeeker legislation last week, we want to be clear we are not giving up. As set out in our Advocacy Working Group, raising the rate of all income support payments will continue to be a priority advocacy campaign for CISVic.

We are aware that this legislation, which raises the base rates of income support by a measly $50 a fortnight and will see the current income of millions of people cut by $100 a fortnight, means agencies will soon be inundated with requests for support. We recognise the strain this causes on your services, and of course your hearts.

Thanks to everyone that has supported our advocacy efforts with stories, data, case studies and more. This information is invaluable, and we will continue to use it to inform, educate, and support the wider #RaiseTheRateForGood Campaign.