Real stories

Maddy is a single parent with a 10-month old baby. She is on the benefit and trying to find a house with cheaper rent so she can afford to feed her baby nutritious food and live in a warm, dry house. Read her story…

Mareta is a cleaner who is employed by the Government and is paid the minimum wage of $15.75 an hour, before tax. She works very hard and is fighting to be paid the Living Wage. Read her story…

Nathan is a solo dad with two kids. He went from earning $77,000 a year and owning his own home to losing everything – his house, his career and his wife. He is studying to try and better his future for his family, but works less than 20 hours a week and therefore can’t get the In-Work Tax Credit. Read his story…

Debbie Leyland is a co-founder, coordinator and spokesperson for the United Community Action Network (UCAN), a member of the Equality Network steering group and a benefitiary. Read her story…

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