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Hanson joins job-seeker welfare rise calls

July 22, 2019. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson speaks to reporters in Canberra calling for a boost to welfare payments for unemployed Australians. Ms Hanson is the latest in a long line of influential lawmakers demanding a rise to the Newstart rate. "Yes, I do," Ms Hanson says when asked if she wants the Newstart allowance raised. "There’s a talk about $75 a week that needs to be raised. I think that needs to be addressed and it also needs to be costed. Can we afford it? That’s another thing too." Senator Hanson has stresses people aged over 50 can struggle to get jobs. "We need to look after those people, that they can afford to actually live reasonably well." (AAP Video/Marc Tewksbury)
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