Index politicians' overnight travel expenses to the daily Newstart allowance

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From the Business Council of Australia to leading economists such as Chris Richardson and the Australian Council of Social Services have all decried the poverty levels of the Australian Newstart Allowance (or unemployment benefit). Meanwhile, politicians like Julia Banks say they could easily live on $40 per day. Let's make MPs like Julia Banks live out what they promote. Let's peg the politicians' "away from home allowances" to the daily Newstart rate.



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