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Local Councils Across Australia Support Raise to Newstart

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 20th June 2018 -  The campaign to raise Newstart has gained further momentum, after delegates from local councils across Australia passed a motion urging the federal government to raise the income

Community Support Renews Pressure on Major Parties to Raise Newstart

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th June 2018 -  New polling has suggested more than two-thirds of Australians support raising Newstart, with community groups and political advocates putting pressure on the major parties to

Newstart Recipients Living on $17 a Day After Accommodation Costs

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 -  The Salvation Army has urged the federal government to raise the level of Newstart, after new research revealed the average recipient was living on just $17 a day after accommodation

The Welfare Sector is the Biggest Loser

Leon Gettler, Wednesday, 9th May 2018 -  While Scott Morrison’s third budget has focused on low and middle income earners with its tax cuts, it is quite clear that the welfare sector is the big loser. Indeed, ACOSS CEO Cassandra

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

Disability Advocates ‘Betrayed’ by NDIS Medicare Levy Backflip

Luke Michael, Thursday, 26th April 2018 -  Disability groups feel “betrayed and ambushed” by the government’s backflip on a Medicare levy rise to fully fund the National Disability Insurance Scheme, warning that

Greens Call for Universal Basic Income

Luke Michael, Thursday, 5th April 2018 -  Greens leader Richard Di Natale has proposed a radical overhaul of Australia’s welfare system through the introduction of a universal basic income scheme, but critics believe

Productivity Commission Calls to Put People ‘At the Heart’ of Human Services

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 27th March 2018 -  A new Productivity Commission report has made a number of recommendations for reform in human services, hoping to put people “at the heart of service provision”. The Productivity

Community Groups Warn That Welfare Changes Will Increase Homelessness

Luke Michael, Thursday, 22nd March 2018 -  Community groups have warned that the likely changes to Australia’s welfare system will push more people into homelessness, after the Turnbull government’s controversial

Government Revives Push For Welfare Drug Testing

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 28th February 2018 -  The Turnbull government has revived its push to introduce a controversial drug testing trial for welfare participants, despite continued opposition from Labor, The Greens and

ACOSS Says Government Faces ‘Choice’ to Either Fund Services or Cut Taxes

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 13th February 2018 -  Australia’s welfare peak body has urged the government to strongly invest in social services in the upcoming federal budget, rather than introducing “unjustified” tax cuts.

Social Sector Looks Towards a Better Australia in 2030

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 25th October 2017 -  The right to a basic income, empowering Indigenous communities and engaging young people, have been raised as key priorities for the social sector as it heads towards 2030. On Tuesday
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