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An address by the Minister, Rev. Rob MacPherson - recorded on Sunday, 24th June, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. This week we are encouraged towards a more compassionate narrative for those we are frequently urged to judge. Rob examines how a consumer-oriented society frequently blames the poor and unemployed for their poverty. Rob is supported by guest speakers, Pas Forgione of the Anti-Poverty Network of SA and Tracey who advocate an increase in the Newstart Allowance which has been 'flat-lined' by successive Australian governments since 1994. Together, they provide eloquent testimony about what it is like to try to live on the Newstart Allowance - well below the poverty line. Tracey also describes from personal experience what it's like to be blamed by others for being poor.

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