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Economist Says Strong Budget Position Driven By Disability Cuts

Luke Michael, Friday, 27th April 2018 -  A leading economist believes Australia’s stronger budget position has been built on the back of cuts to welfare payments including the Disability Support Pension, potentially

Senate Rejects Changes to Disability Support Pension

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 27th June 2017 -  Australia’s peak body for social services has welcomed the senate’s rejection of a proposal to deny people with a serious substance addiction access to the Disability Support…

NDIS Plans Should have a ‘Work-First Approach’

Rachel McFadden, Tuesday, 6th June 2017 -  In light of new figures from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, NDIS planners need to incorporate “a work-first approach”, the nation’s peak body for disability

No Blowout of Disability Support Pension Costs – NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 2nd November 2015 -  The number of people receiving Disability Support Pensions in Australia is in decline and so there is no blowout occurring despite media claims to the contrary, according to the CEO…

Disability Move Won’t Create Jobs -NFP

Lina Caneva, Monday, 6th October 2014 -  Up to 28,000 Australians currently receiving the disability support pension could be moved onto Newstart, meaning they will receive $166 less per week, a national disability rights…

Welfare Spending Data Online

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 3rd July 2014 -  The Federal Government’s national income support data is to be made available online. Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews said making the income support data…

Discrimination Commissioner Calls for Jobs Plan

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 2nd July 2014 -  Outgoing Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes says Australia must listen to employers and meet their needs, and make it safer for people with disability to venture…

Federal Budget Ends ‘Days of Borrow and Spend’ – Treasurer

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  The Federal Government says its 2014-15 Budget will deliver savings of more than $36 billion with major funding changes to jobs, health, education, welfare, foreign aid and the slashing…

ACOSS Warns on Budget Welfare Cutbacks

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th May 2014 -  A new analysis from welfare peak body ACOSS claims the main welfare targets expected in today’s Federal Budget – Newstart, family tax benefits and the disability support…

Disability Pension Changes Need Consideration – Advocacy Groups

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 -  The Australian Council of Social Service and disability advocacy members say the Federal Government will be taking a backward step if changes to the Disability Support Pension simply…


Welfare Review Needs to Incentivise Sustainable Employment

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 17th April 2014 -  Assistance to get and keep a job should be front and centre of the Government’s review of welfare support for people with disability, writes Disability Employment Australia CEO

Welfare Network Appeals for Better Job Services

Staff Reporter, Friday, 31st January 2014 -  The National Welfare Rights Network has renewed its calls for income support payments and to improve the employment services system after recent figures showed an increase in the…
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