In 2019, PARSA is running a campaign in the lead up to the Federal Election to encourage candidates and ministers to:
1. Increase the amount of Centrelink-approved Masters courses
2. Increase the amounts of Austudy, ABSTUDY, Newstart and Youth Allowance to at least $434 per week for a single independent person (the minimum living income for an unemployed person according to the UNSW Social Policy Research Centre)
We are looking for postgraduate students to share their experiences of living off these payments, as well as outlining their experiences of the reality of being unable to access student-specific payments.