A Riverland based senator has welcomed news the proportion of working age Australians receiving welfare benefits has fallen to its lowest level in more than 30 years.
Department of Social Services analysis and ABS data shows 13.5 per cent of the working-age population was receiving working‑age income support payments at June 2019 - a drop from the previous year’s level of 14.3 per cent
Senator & Minister for Families and Social Services Anne Ruston said these figures show that the Government’s plan to provide pathways from welfare to employment was working.
Minister Ruston also said “the Federal government is focussed on growing the economy, getting more people into work, and delivering well-targeted social security funded through a strong budget,”
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