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Can the Cashless Debit Card evolve from being a blunt compliance tool?

David Tennant, Wednesday, 12th January 2022 -  David Tennant and Gerard Brody take a look at the somewhat murky evolution of the Cashless Debit Card scheme and what the future holds for it. 

Anglicare says Australia’s welfare system must be urgently fixed

Luke Michael, Thursday, 25th November 2021 -  “We need to overhaul the system. People are forced to run a gauntlet of interviews, reporting, and administration that isn’t leading to work” 

The job market is bouncing back, but not for everyone

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  New data finds there are 27 jobseekers across Australia competing for each entry-level job

Opinion

Now is the time to tackle child poverty as a national priority

Doug Taylor, Wednesday, 20th October 2021 -  We need a comprehensive national framework for reducing child poverty, writes Doug Taylor, who reflects on the impact poverty has on children’s educational outcomes.

Welfare groups condemn move to end COVID disaster payments

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 29th September 2021 -  ACOSS says the “snap decision” will hurt those on lowest incomes and is urging the government to lift the rate of JobSeeker

Opinion

Basic income: An idea whose time has come

Kasy Chambers, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  Our experience during the pandemic showed how a secure income can change lives for the better. So why shouldn’t Australia have a permanent basic income, asks Kasy Chambers, Anglicare Australia executive director. 

Australians back the case for guaranteed basic income

Nikki Stefanoff, Monday, 9th August 2021 -  “Income security is a basic human need, and basic income is a means to meet that need.”

Many Aussies struggling to survive on insecure income

Luke Michael, Monday, 26th July 2021 -  Welfare groups believe things will only get worse amid ongoing lockdowns 

Opinion

The problem with employment services: providers profit more than job seekers

Contributor, Wednesday, 21st July 2021 -  The current system is premised on competition, not collaboration, and does not provide the support both job seekers and employers need, writes Martin Loosemore.

Opinion

Resisting robo-governance

Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran, Thursday, 8th July 2021 -  Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran raises a red flag on the issue of robodebt and how the government is expanding similar AI experimentation across the social welfare sector.
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