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SA Major Parties Urge Federal Government to Raise Newstart

Luke Michael, Friday, 7th December 2018 -  Both major parties in South Australia have agreed Newstart is “far too low” and are calling on the federal government to urgently increase the payment.       An interim

Community Groups Slam Crackdown on Migrant Welfare

Luke Michael, Friday, 30th November 2018 -  The community sector has implored Labor to reject a bill forcing migrants to wait four years to access key welfare payments.   Under federal government measures backed by Labor

Report Highlights Entrenched Australian Poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 17th October 2018 -  With millions living below the breadline in Australia, a peak welfare body is calling for a complete overhaul of the employment system, at least two days a week of subsidised childcare

Australia Has an Inequality Problem, Says Andrew Leigh

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th October 2018 -  Australia has an inequality problem and needs to give employees more power to help fix flatlining wages, Labor MP Andrew Leigh says. But Jobs Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has attacked

Jobseekers Dissatisfied With Government Employment Program

Luke Michael, Thursday, 4th October 2018 -  Less than one in 10 jobseekers are satisfied with the federal government’s outsourced employment program and there’s a wide perception consultants are unskilled, new research

ACOSS ‘Rise to the Challenge’

Contributor, Thursday, 20th September 2018 -  The 2018 ACOSS “Rise to the Challenge” National Conference will be held at the SMC Conference and Function Centre, 66 Goulburn St, Sydney on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 October. The

Research Suggests Significant Benefits to Raising Welfare

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 18th September 2018 -  Raising Newstart and Youth Allowance would create jobs, raise wages and significantly boost regional economies, new research suggests, as the Greens ramp up their efforts to increase

Competition Failing to Deliver in Human Services, Report Says

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  The government has overestimated the benefits of increased competition in human services, which is largely failing to deliver better outcomes for people, a new report says. Researchers

Cashless Welfare Card Expands to Queensland

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th September 2018 -  The controversial cashless welfare card trial is expanding to Queensland after government legislation passed the Senate by a single vote. Despite continued opposition from Labor

New Report Says Wealth Inequality Increasing in Australia

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 31st July 2018 -  The top 1 per cent in Australia receives as much income in a fortnight as the lowest 5 per cent gets in a year, according to new research, which says wealth inequality in Australia is increasing.

Cashless Welfare Card Effectiveness Questioned by New Report

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 18th July 2018 -  The government’s approach to monitoring and evaluating its controversial cashless welfare card trial is inadequate, an auditor-general report says, leaving its effectiveness

Remote Indigenous Housing Under Threat

Luke Michael, Monday, 9th July 2018 -  The Turnbull government has been urged to renew its investment in remote Indigenous housing, with the completion of the National Partnership on Remote Housing leaving several states
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