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Youth matters

Why we need to raise the rate

Cassandra Prigg, Thursday, 4th March 2021 -  An increase in JobSeeker to $80 a day would change a young person’s life and their future – the problem is that politicians lack the willpower to make this happen, writes Cassandra Prigg.

‘It’s incalculable cruelty’: Charities say $25 a week JobSeeker increase is deeply inadequate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 -  “This rate is far too low, and we will see the continuing impacts of this on rates of disadvantage, poverty and homelessness in Australia”

Opinion

Australians in poverty need a bounce-forward recovery

Kate Harrison Brennan, Wednesday, 20th January 2021 -  The economic recovery risks leaving many Australians behind. But it doesn’t have to be this way, write Dr Kate Harrison Brennan and Dr Jeni Whalan, issuing a call to action for the nation’s leaders.

Analysis

More Australians receive unemployment payments than you think

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments.

Social sector slams decision to extend ‘dehumanising’ cashless welfare card

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th December 2020 -  “The Morrison government has failed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people once again,” one community leader says. 

‘This legislation is wrong’: Cashless welfare card faces Senate scrutiny

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th December 2020 -  Welfare advocates are urging the Senate to reject the bill          

‘We need to overhaul the system’: Welfare advocates say JobSeeker must be raised permanently

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th December 2020 -  A new survey reveals that the pre-COVID JobSeeker rate left 41 per cent of recipients with just $7 a day after paying rent 

Opinion

Mental health and income support

Rachel Siewert, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The Productivity Commission report into mental health showed the punitive nature of the income support system is adversely impacting people's mental health. Given the issue of robodebt and the increase in people accessing the system, it’s a link wo

JobSeeker boost hasn’t impacted the rates of people seeking work, economists say

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th November 2020 -  Community groups are strongly opposed to the government’s planned cuts to the JobSeeker payment              

Analysis

Robodebt was a policy fiasco with a human cost we have yet to fully appreciate

Contributor, Tuesday, 17th November 2020 -  The Robodebt class action suit has been settled and refunds will now go to some 373,000 people who were victims of the scheme. But as Peter Whiteford explains, this is not the entire story. 
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