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Child Poverty advocates don't appear to be jumping for joy over the Government's new Working for Families payments.
The Government's raising Family Tax Credit rates by $8 to $144 per week for the eldest child and $117 for each subsequent child.
Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Alan Johnson says that overall, indexing tax settings to inflation is a good idea.
But he told Mike Hosking that it's just an adjustment to make up for increased food, fuel, and electricity prices, and is no more generous than it was a year ago.
Johnson says the group believes the system could be made more generous to relieve child poverty.
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