Doctors call for rise in dole as people are struggling

AMA president Dr Tony Bartone says the low level of allowance is causing 'significant stress'

Doctors have weighed in on the need to lift the dole, saying people on the Newstart allowance are experiencing "significant stress".

Dr Tony Bartone
Dr Tony Bartone.

The Morrison Government has repeatedly refused to consider lifting Newstart other than its six-monthly changes linked to the rate of inflation.

This is despite a growing chorus of welfare and business groups, economists, unions and politicians on both sides of the divide — including former

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