Greens demand single pension increase

THE Australian Greens are demanding an immediate $30 a week increase in the single age pension saying struggling seniors can't wait for a Government investigation to be finalised.

The Rudd Government has ordered a review of the age pension, carer payment and disability support pension as part of its wider inquiry into the tax system.

But any action would have to wait until at least February.

An increase of $30 a week to the single pension would lift it to $606.80 a fortnight - 66 per cent of the couple rate.

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