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Man Battling Cancer and Centrelink Raises Social Media Storm

Paul Carter, Tuesday, 10th July 2018 -  The ordeal of a father battling bowel cancer and Centrelink at the same time is setting social media ablaze, prompting a crowdfunding appeal and an outpouring of rage on Facebook.

Centrelink Service Automation is Failing, Study Shows

Paul Carter, Monday, 25th June 2018 -  Centrelink’s move to automate some services is failing its clients, and costing more time and money, an Anglicare Australia study shows. Executive director Kasy Chambers said

Concerns Over Welfare Remain as Govt Abandons Drug Testing Scheme

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th December 2017 -  The federal government’s move to abandon its controversial drug testing scheme will “stop unnecessary harm being inflicted on thousands of Australians” but the welfare

Government Pushes Welfare Reform Success Amid More Robo-Debt Controversy

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 -  Social Services Minister Christian Porter has detailed the federal government’s efforts to overhaul the welfare system during a speech in Canberra on Wednesday including what

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

Social Sector Urges Government to Abandon Welfare Changes

Wendy Williams, Monday, 26th June 2017 -  The social sector has called on the government to abandon its proposed welfare changes after legislation to help people “move from welfare into work” was introduced into the…

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…

Government’s Proposed Drug Trials Raise Concerns for Human Rights

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 30th May 2017 -  The Turnbull government’s proposed drug trials to test 5,000 new welfare recipients could be a violation of human rights, a Victorian law centre has confirmed. The Law Institute…

Peak Bodies Say Government’s ‘Witch-hunt’ on Single Parents is ‘Archaic’

Rachel McFadden, Monday, 15th May 2017 -  Australia’s peak bodies for advocating for the rights of single mums have slammed the government’s latest amendment to the single parent payment. In the 2017 budget,

Commonwealth Ombudsman Critical of Centrelink Auto-Debt Recovery System

Lina Caneva, Monday, 10th April 2017 -  A report by the Commonwealth Ombudsman into the operations of the federal government’s controversial Centrelink auto-debt recovery program has found that the system had poor

Calls for an End to Centrelink Debt Policy Despite Changes

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 15th February 2017 -  The social sector is calling for the government to “shut down” the Centrelink “robo-debt policy” despite the announcement that Centrelink will no longer demand immediate…
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