$30 a day to pay for your groceries
The National Party is promising to offer $30 to $60 a day in new groceries to anyone who wants them, as part of a $30 million fund to help small businesses.
It comes as the Opposition says the Government’s budget does not do enough to help the many small businesses that rely on low-income customers and who rely on the government for assistance.
The $30 per day offer, which will be paid to anyone in the state who is looking for groceries, will be available to anyone with a household income of $60,000 or less.
“We are taking this opportunity to say to those of you struggling to make ends meet, this is a $60 billion opportunity that you don’t need to worry about,” Premier Mark McGowan said.
For many families, food is an essential part of their daily routine, especially for a family of four.
They can afford to pay the minimum wage or some other support package but can’t afford to buy groceries.
Under the National Party’s $30 program, families with a $50,000 income can sign up for free groceries, and families with incomes of $75,000 can pay $25 a day for groceries.
It is estimated about 5 per cent of Australian households live below the poverty line.
With low wages, low hours, and high food prices, many families struggle to afford to shop.
Food banks and other organisations provide low-cost meals to people on low incomes.
Mr McGowan’s office said the $30 offer was part of the Government ‘s response to the food insecurity crisis, which has forced many Australians to make tough choices about where to spend their money.
“We’re making the offer free, we’re not going to charge a dollar a day, and we’re also not going out and asking you to come in and pay for what you’re going to spend,” he said.
“And if you can’t make that choice, we’ll be there for you.”
The National Party has also promised to make small business loans available to low- and middle-income earners.
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