In Depth

Archer 'not convinced' raising Newstart a solution for the poor; NILS Tasmania calls Newstart 'criminally' low

Adam Holmes
By Adam Holmes
Updated July 16 2019 - 4:19am, first published July 15 2019 - 9:30pm
Bass MHR Bridget Archer says raising Newstart is not a "panacea" to solving issues for people in poverty, but many argue it's a desperately-needed first step. Picture: Scott Gelston

Bass Liberal MHR Bridget Archer has restated her pre-election belief that raising Newstart was not a "one-size-fits-all" solution to helping the unemployed in Tasmania and creating more jobs was a better option.

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Adam Holmes

Adam Holmes

Journalist at The Examiner and Advocate, Tasmania

From Adelaide to south-west Victoria, Bendigo to Tasmania, I've provided in-depth stories in politics, environmental affairs, issues facing disadvantaged communities, legal affairs and much more. Contact me at adam.holmes@examiner.com.au or on Twitter at @adamholmes010

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