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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

Insights From Australia’s Annual Welfare Snapshot

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  An annual snapshot of Australia’s welfare landscape shows its cost to the nation is relatively stable, the number of people on welfare is in decline and while there is an increase…

Local Councils Across Australia Support Raise to Newstart

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The campaign to raise Newstart has gained further momentum, after delegates from local councils across Australia passed a motion urging the federal government to raise the income

Recognising The Community Sector’s Unsung Heroes

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 19th June 2018 -  Community sector leaders who have made a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged Australians are in the spotlight, with nominations open for the 2018 HESTA Community Sector
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