The Demands

Photo of Victoria at the launch of the 2013 Welfare Food Challenge

Raise the Rates calls on the government to:

  • increase income assistance to the Market Basket Measure – about $1,500 a month for single person on regular welfare
  • Remove the arbitrary barriers to receiving welfare
  • Raise earnings exemptions
  • Increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour
  • Build 10,000 social housing units a year
  • Provide high quality $10 a day public childcare
  • Reverse the tax cuts for the rich and corporations and increase tax on people earning over $250,000 a year
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