The Greens candidate for Wide Bay Joy Ringrose.
The Greens candidate for Wide Bay Joy Ringrose. Contributed

Wide Bay electorate is second poorest in the country: Greens

GREENS federal candidate for Wide Bay Joy Ringrose has said the electorate is the second poorest in Australia.

She has slammed the low rate of Newstart Allowance and has invited Nationals leader and Wide Bay MP Warren Truss to visit the region's poorer families.

"Almost 10,000 Newstart or Parenting Payment recipients in the Wide Bay electorate would more easily afford basic necessities including food, clothing and paying bills if the allowance was increased," she said.



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