St Vincent de Paul's Peter Burgess says $250 payment bandaid solution

Emily Wind
By Emily Wind
March 30 2022 - 9:00am
BANDAID SOLUTION: Wagga St Vincent de Paul president Peter Burgess said a one-off $250 payment for Australians included in Tuesday's budget won't go far in addressing structural issues of poverty and stagnant wages. Picture: File

In a budget which promised to help ease the cost of living for Australians, some welfare advocates believe the government has fallen short, offering a short-term solution to deep structural problems.

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Emily Wind

Emily Wind

Journalist

Originally from Lake Macquarie, Emily kickstarted her journalism career in Tumut before moving to the Daily Advertiser in Wagga where she covers Health and Features. Got a story tip? Email emily.wind@austcommunitymedia.com.au, or call 0457 459 095.

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