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‘It’s a heartless decision’: Morrison government reintroduces welfare mutual obligations

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  Jobseekers soon face the threat of having their payments suspended  Anti-poverty advocates have slammed the federal government’s decision to reintroduce mutual obligations for

Up to 12,000 community sector jobs at risk due to funding uncertainty

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 9th September 2020 -  The federal government says it is in “active discussions” with the sector about the funding deal      The Australian Council of Social Service is alarmed by new research showing

New guide to help build a trauma-informed disability sector

Luke Michael, Monday, 17th August 2020 -  This resource will be developed in consultation with people with disability The Morrison government is backing the creation of a best-practice guide to help the disability sector

Organisations named and shamed for refusing to join National Redress Scheme

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 1st July 2020 -  “It is devastating to see that there are still institutions which fail to adequately acknowledge the devastation reaped on victims of child sexual abuse and be truly accountable,”

Morrison government offers $100M boost to community sector

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 14th April 2020 -  The funding will go towards emergency relief, food delivery, and financial stress support More than 300 charities and community groups will benefit from a $100 million funding boost

Calls to extend coronavirus supplement to DSP recipients

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Advocates say people with disability need extra support to get through the COVID-19 pandemic The Morrison government is being urged to extend its coronavirus supplement to the Disability

A sad and sorry history of Newstart

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th November 2019 -  Much has been made of the fact federal government unemployment benefits haven’t increased in real terms since 1994. But why has the freeze gone on so long? We look back at the history

Social services minister slammed for ‘out-of-touch’ welfare comments

Luke Michael, Friday, 4th October 2019 -  Community groups are demanding Social Services Minister Anne Ruston apologise and retract comments she made suggesting that raising Newstart would give drug dealers and pub owners

Vinnies backflip on Newstart compromise

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 20th August 2019 -  The St Vincent de Paul Society has backtracked on comments suggesting Newstart should only be raised for those over 55, with the charity pledging its support for a $75 increase for

Outrage over funding for couples counselling in domestic violence package

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  The Senate has passed a motion criticising the government’s plan to fund couples counselling for abuse perpetrators and their victims.  Greens deputy leader Larissa Waters said

Minister for the NDIS included in Morrison’s new-look cabinet

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed the first ever dedicated minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, as part of a major cabinet reshuffle in wake of the federal
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