Greens Beach woman gains 52,000 signatures on petition calling for an increase to Newstart - now she's off to Canberra

Adam Holmes
Updated August 22 2019 - 7:13pm, first published 4:55pm
52,000 people have signed a petition for a Newstart increase, started by Linda Hannah, of Greens Beach. Picture: Scott Gelston
52,000 people have signed a petition for a Newstart increase, started by Linda Hannah, of Greens Beach. Picture: Scott Gelston

When Linda Hannah's grandson turned 8, his father was moved from the parenting payment to the Newstart Allowance - an $85 per week decrease in his weekly income.

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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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