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Just seven rentals in Australia are affordable for a person on JobSeeker

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 28th April 2022 -  “Australia’s housing crisis has reached fever pitch” There are just seven rentals across Australia – all share houses – that are affordable for a person on JobSeeker, new data shows.

Aged care on the edge, but there is a path forward

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 6th April 2022 -  After 20 reviews, a royal commission, and a global pandemic, the crisis in aged care in Australia has been thrust firmly into the spotlight. Ahead of this year’s federal election,

The five ideas Australia needs now

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 23rd February 2022 -  “Our hope is that parties and candidates will sign up to our ideas – and work with us to turn them into action” With Australians set to head to the polls in a matter of months, Anglicare

The job market is bouncing back, but not for everyone

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 21st October 2021 -  New data finds there are 27 jobseekers across Australia competing for each entry-level job While many are labelling Australia’s low unemployment rate a success, new analysis from

Basic income: An idea whose time has come

Kasy Chambers, Monday, 6th September 2021 -  Our experience during the pandemic showed how a secure income can change lives for the better. So why shouldn’t Australia have a permanent basic income, asks Kasy Chambers, Anglicare

Religious organisations slam plan to shut down charities for minor offences

Luke Michael, Thursday, 6th May 2021 -  Charity leaders say the sector is facing a red tape nightmare that will curtail charitable advocacy       Major faith-based charities have united to condemn proposed changes that

Financial counsellors say safe lending laws must not be axed

Luke Michael, Monday, 1st February 2021 -  “These changes will harm individuals and families and are the last thing Australia needs as we chart a path to economic recovery”    Over 90 per cent of financial counsellors believe

‘We need to overhaul the system’: Welfare advocates say JobSeeker must be raised permanently

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th December 2020 -  A new survey reveals that the pre-COVID JobSeeker rate left 41 per cent of recipients with just $7 a day after paying rent  All the gains made from the temporary JobSeeker increase will

COVID-19 creates new barriers for disadvantaged jobseekers

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 14th October 2020 -  New analysis shows there are 106 jobseekers for each entry-level job in Australia                                              The federal government’s privatised employment services program is failing vulnerable jobseekers,

Op-shops are opening back up, but it’s not business as usual

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 3rd June 2020 -  We take a look at the challenges charities face as op-shops reopen their doors  When COVID-19 hit, charity op-shops were, like most other businesses, forced to shut their doors. This

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
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