Welfare

Related Policies

  • Ageing
  • Health
  • Housing Affordability
  • Taxation

Policy

Better protect and support the most vulnerable Australians, while prioritising fairness and lowering levels of wealth inequality.

Policy Methods (Federal & State)

To help achieve this Sustainable Australia Party will:

  • Properly measure unemployment and underemployment (also see Job Guarantee policy)
  • Provide adequate income to help prevent people from living below the poverty line, including a simplified and standardised welfare payment of approximately $26,000 per annum, or approximately $500 per week(1), for:
    • A universal age pension from the age of 65
    • Jobseeker
    • Disability support pension
  • Provide universal free healthcare, including dental care (also see Health policy)
  • Increase investment in public housing (also see Housing Affordability policy)

Footnotes

  1. As of, and indexed from, 2021. Most relative poverty estimates would put the single adult poverty line at around $800 to $1,000 per fortnight.

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