Last Wednesday, the Moreland City Council passed AUWU’s motion stating that it will advocate publicly for an increase in Newstart to the Henderson Poverty Line.
With great support from Socialist Alliance Councillor Sue Bolton the motion was passed, with many councillors speaking passionately for the increase and noting the important role councils need to play.
Thanks to the great work of the Anti Poverty Network in SA, this now means that 11 councils across the country have advocated for this increase.
The AUWU’s goal is to have 100 councils agree to this motion by the end of the year.
If you would like to lobby your council, the AUWU has provided a step by step guide here.
Look forward to working with you!