Newstart too little for many in Bendigo Uniting Vic.Tas says ahead of Senate hearing

Tom O'Callaghan
By Tom O'Callaghan
Updated November 19 2019 - 11:46pm, first published 7:00am
PREPARATIONS: Uniting Vic.Tas member Julie Roberts overseeing volunteers as they prepare food for people doing it tough in Bendigo. Picture: NONI HYETT

EVERY person approaching a Bendigo welfare service for emergency relief last financial year was on government benefits, Uniting Vic.Tas has revealed as it urges politicians to raise Newstart.

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Tom O'Callaghan

Tom O'Callaghan

Journalist

I grew up in Bendigo and I want to tell your stories.