While the increase to YouthAllowance and Austudy will be of significance for the payments’ recipients, young people should not lose sight of the government’s distorted approach to welfare increases across the board.
Despite ongoing calls to remove weapons manufacturing from universities, the Government has pledged funding for Commonwealth-supported places to support AUKUS.
As young people, it is incumbent upon us to dream of alternate possibilities for the Budget, for a system of government with radically different priorities.
Honi attended Budget lockup to assess what the Budget included for students.
The rally was organised by the National Union of Students to address rising rates of student poverty.