I, and also on behalf of Senators Dodson and Siewert, move:
That the Senate—
(a) notes that:
(i) Anti-Poverty Week runs from 13 to 19 October 2019,
(ii) the Productivity Commission has found that two-thirds of low income renters in Australia are in rental stress – spending more than 30% of their income on rent,
(iii) 170,000 Australian households are left with less than $35 a day after covering their rent, and
(iv) the Productivity Commission has stated that Commonwealth Rent Assistance has not kept up with rising rents; and
(b) calls on the Federal Government to review the adequacy of Commonwealth Rent Assistance.
Question agreed to.