Last Chance to Submit to Newstart Senate Inquiry

The Senate has just extended the due date for submissions to its Newstart inquiry!

Submissions will now close on Monday September 30.

Writing a submission takes no longer than 2 – 3 minutes. The more submissions received, the more pressure there will be on the Morrison government to commit to an increase.

Join the growing movement for an increase to Newstart by submitting on the government website here!

You do not have to be receiving Newstart to make a submission. All you need is an opinion on the adequacy of the Newstart payment.

It can be hard to know where to start with a submission. To help, we have prepared some some prompts to guide you here. This will help you to respond to the terms of reference of the inquiry.

We recommended submitting:

  1. Online on the government’s website
  2. By email: or
  3. Please send a copy of your submission as we are collecting stories for the case studies in our submission (we will contact you for permission before we do this)

For more information on the Privacy of your submission, please click here.

If you need any other information, please contact Hayden Patterson at or on (08) 8035 4213.

Finally, the AUWU is a volunteer organisation with no paid staff or political affiliations. To help the AUWU continue the work it is doing, we would greatly appreciate a donation through our website here. No amount is too small.