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Local welfare payments on the rise

April 12, 2024 8:42 am in by

Just over 13 per cent of locals in Mildura aged 15 and over receive welfare.

Data from the Institute of Public Affairs shows while the number of locals receiving a welfare payment dropped over the last few years, it has grown since 2019 when almost ten per cent of locals received a payment

That number jumped to 13-point-one per cent in 2023.

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The Victorian average for 2023 was seven and a half per cent.

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