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Drop in Aussies getting welfare payments

Drop in Aussies getting welfare payments

Fewer Australians were receiving welfare payments in mid-2018 than the year before, fresh data analysis shows.

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By AAP 08.01.2019 12:24 PM

The proportion of Australians receiving welfare payments has reached a 30-year low, the federal government says.

Fresh analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data shows 14.3 per cent of working age Australians were receiving welfare benefits in June 2018, compared to 15.1 per cent the previous year.

Social Services Minister Paul Fletcher says the figures show the coalition's plan for a stronger economy is working.

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