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New Report Renews Calls to Raise Welfare Payments

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 17th April 2018 -  A new study has found the estimated costs of raising children in Australia have risen substantially over the past two decades, leading to renewed calls for an increase in Newstart

Greens Call for Universal Basic Income

Luke Michael, Thursday, 5th April 2018 -  Greens leader Richard Di Natale has proposed a radical overhaul of Australia’s welfare system through the introduction of a universal basic income scheme, but critics believe

Productivity Commission Calls to Put People ‘At the Heart’ of Human Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  A new Productivity Commission report has made a number of recommendations for reform in human services, hoping to put people “at the heart of service provision”. The Productivity

Community Groups Warn That Welfare Changes Will Increase Homelessness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd March 2018 -  Community groups have warned that the likely changes to Australia’s welfare system will push more people into homelessness, after the Turnbull government’s controversial

Social Sector Calls for Action as Homelessness Rises by 14 Per Cent

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  The social sector has called for action in wake of new census data, which revealed that homelessness in Australia has risen by almost 14 per cent in five years. The Australian Bureau

Calls for Collective Action on SDGs To Avoid Legacy of Inequality

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 14th March 2018 -  Australia’s leading advocates for sustainable development have called for collective action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to avoid a legacy of inequality and

Government Revives Push For Welfare Drug Testing

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th February 2018 -  The Turnbull government has revived its push to introduce a controversial drug testing trial for welfare participants, despite continued opposition from Labor, The Greens and

New Social Movement Incubator Looks to Support Advocacy in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd February 2018 -  A new accelerator for social change movements will look to support a new generation of advocacy organisations engaging Australians in “positive action”. Progress Labs is an

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Tougher compliance measures have led to a sharp decline in people accessing the Disability Support Pension, with the Department of Human Services revealing almost 75 per cent of

Cashless Debit Card Trial to Be Expanded to New Region

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th February 2018 -  The federal government’s controversial cashless debit card will be expanded to welfare participants in Western Australia’s Goldfields region, after legislation passed

ACOSS Says Government Faces ‘Choice’ to Either Fund Services or Cut Taxes

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th February 2018 -  Australia’s welfare peak body has urged the government to strongly invest in social services in the upcoming federal budget, rather than introducing “unjustified” tax cuts.

Senate Urged to Reject Welfare Reform Bill

Wendy Williams, Monday, 5th February 2018 -  People across the country have united in a day of action to fight welfare reforms, as the peak body for the community services sector calls for the senate to reject the bill amid claims
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