The Australian Parliament is holding two inquiries about issues to do with our income support system, and we want to hear from you.
The first inquiry is looking at Newstart, the income support payment for people looking for work, and whether it is enough for people to live on. As part of the inquiry, they want to hear from people with disability and/or chronic illness who are relying on Newstart, particularly if they have found they can’t access the Disability Support Pension.
The second inquiry is looking at how Centrelink manages any debts, in what is known as the robo-debt process. Have you had a debt with Centrelink? What has this experience been like?
We will be putting together a submission, and we’d like to hear your stories about living on Newstart and about having a Centrelink debt. Please fill in the form below, or download the questions and email them to us at pwd @ pwd.org.au.