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Government Rejects Findings From Centrelink Robo-Debt Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th October 2017 -  The federal government’s response to the Centrelink robo-debt inquiry has come under fire, after the government rejected the recommendations and said many of the statements

Australia in 2030: Creating the Future We Want

Contributor, Tuesday, 26th September 2017 -  Melbourne will stage a special event in October devoted to examining how Australians can work together to put in place the right long term policy settings that will ensure our nation’s

Increase to Medicare Levy Must Not Become A Political Football

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th September 2017 -  The Australian Council of Social Services has urged Parliament to “quickly resolve” funding to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as the Senate gets set to choose whether

Welfare Reform Bill Faces Fierce Backlash at Senate Inquiry

Luke Michael, Thursday, 31st August 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s controversial Welfare Reform bill has faced a fierce backlash from health experts and welfare groups, who have expressed concerns about a lack of evidence…

New Budget Standards Show Australia’s Social Safety Net is Inadequate

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 24th August 2017 -  Australian jobseekers relying on unemployment benefits cannot afford a basic standard of living, according to a new report, which is giving rise to calls from the social sector for

Welfare Recipients in Sydney’s Southwest Face Random Drug Testing in 2018

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 -  Welfare recipients in Sydney’s southwest will be the first to undergo a random drug testing trial, which the Turnbull government announced will be implemented from the beginning…

HILDA Spotlights Changing Attitudes to Same Sex Couples and a Love of Lotto

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 -  The longest running survey of Australia’s population known as HILDA has revealed a major shift in attitudes towards equality for same sex couples, a “surprising” rise in mortgage

Social Sector Calls For Urgent Action on ‘Harrowing’ Energy Crisis

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 31st July 2017 -  Australia’s social sector is calling for “urgent action” to relieve skyrocketing energy prices after a report reveals thousands of Australians are living without electricity

Social Sector Says Slashing Energy Supplement is a ‘Human Rights Issue’

Rachel McFadden, Wednesday, 26th July 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for social services is calling on parliament to reject legislation that will cut the energy supplement saying that further cuts to people living on so little…

Senate Rejects Changes to Disability Support Pension

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 27th June 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for social services has welcomed the senate’s rejection of a proposal to deny people with a serious substance addiction access to the Disability Support…

Sector Calls for Urgent Action to Secure NDIS

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  Australia’s leading disability advocacy bodies and the nation’s peak body for social services has called on the government to act urgently to secure the future of the NDIS. In…

Senate Calls for Robo-Debt Program to be Put on Hold

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 22nd June 2017 -  Centrelink’s controversial robo-debt program should be put on hold and drastically overhauled, according to a Senate Committee report. The report by the Community Affairs References…
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