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Dole Cuts Will Put Recipients 32% Below the Poverty Line

Wendy Williams, Monday, 8th August 2016 -  Proposed cuts to unemployment benefits are “cruel” and could force recipients to a “historic” 32 per cent below the poverty line, according to new research. A study by the

Govt Backs Down on 40 Jobs a Month Plan

Xavier Smerdon, Tuesday, 7th October 2014 -  The Federal Government has backed down on its controversial proposal to require unemployed people to apply for 40 jobs a month in order to keep receiving the dole, instead releasing…

Kevin Andrews Stands By Comments

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 -  Federal Minister for Social Services Kevin Andrews has refused to back down from controversial comments he made about the New Zealand welfare system. Amidst negotiations with crossbench…

Senator to Live on the Dole for a Week

Staff Reporter, Friday, 13th April 2012 - 
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert announces she will live on $17 a day for a week. Photo: supplied. Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert is trying to live on just $17 a day for a week,…

Indigenous Families Face Welfare Cuts for Truancy

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 19th October 2011 -  Punishment and incentive schemes to link indigenous school attendance with welfare payments have been supported by both the Federal Government and the Opposition. Speaking on…

Welfare Sector Fights ‘Crackdown’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 31st March 2011 -  Just one day after the ACOSS Conference, the Federal Opposition has outlined a crackdown on welfare, with Tony Abbott unveiling a raft of measures including abolishing the dole to…
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