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Senate committee says JobSeeker Payment must be raised

Luke Michael, Friday, 1st May 2020 -  But the Coalition has rejected calls for a welfare boost  The federal government needs to increase the JobSeeker Payment, Youth Allowance and Parenting Payment to ensure welfare

‘You can’t pay half a bill’: Temporary welfare boost not enough for low-income renters

Luke Michael, Thursday, 30th April 2020 -  Rental Affordability Snapshot reveals a chronic shortage of affordable rentals Less than 2 per cent of Australian rentals are affordable for people on the JobSeeker Payment, even

How Australia can ‘build back better’ after coronavirus

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 29th April 2020 -  ACOSS has outlined a five-point plan they say will help Australia recover from the pandemic  Australia’s peak body for social services is warning against returning to old social and

We are all in this together, but for some, the stakes are as high as it gets

Cassandra Goldie, Tuesday, 28th April 2020 -  To succeed, we must lift up the partnership with the community sector, business and unions, working with government and researchers, to focus on delivering for people and communities

Government unveils stimulus support for charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  But sector advocates say more help for the sector is desperately needed Around 30,000 not for profits will be given a tax-free payment of up to $100,000 to help them keep staff and continue

Government temporarily doubles unemployment payments amid COVID-19 outbreak

Luke Michael, Monday, 23rd March 2020 -  The announcement has already caused long lines outside Centrelink and the government’s MyGov website to crash                                                        The Morrison government’s decision to temporarily

Government announces $17B to support welfare recipients and business

Luke Michael, Thursday, 12th March 2020 -  But not-for-profit advocates say charities also need to be supported through the economic uncertainty of coronavirus Newstart and other income support recipients will receive

‘I go in, come out, and I’m all in tears’: Vulnerable people humiliated by cashless welfare card

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 26th February 2020 -  Experts say compulsory income management is doing more harm than good The cashless welfare card has failed to improve the financial stability of social security recipients and has

Over 3 million Australians locked into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 24th February 2020 -  The poverty rate in Australia is worse than in most other wealthy countries Fewer entry-level jobs, rising housing costs, and inadequate welfare rates are just some of the contributing

The key role of community organisations in disaster recovery

Cassandra Goldie, Friday, 14th February 2020 -  The community service sector is committed to helping those impacted for as long as it takes to rebuild and protect communities into the future. But as work continues on-the-ground,

ACOSS and Greens call for $95 Newstart rise

Luke Michael, Friday, 31st January 2020 -  Anti-poverty advocates previously called for a $75 a week Newstart increase The Australian Council of Social Service has updated its demand to raise Newstart because of the rising

Welfare groups wary of Centrelink reporting changes

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 29th January 2020 -  The Morrison government expects to save $2.1 billion from the new measure Anti-poverty advocates fear plans to change Centrelink income reporting for welfare recipients may cause
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