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‘Dysfunctional’ jobactive system slammed by users

Danielle Kutchel, Wednesday, 29th June 2022 -  People who use jobactive are frustrated at a lack of support from those supposed to help them find work – but there is hope the new system rolling out from July will be an improvement.

Government looks to reduce payment suspensions for welfare recipients

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  Advocates say the move will lessen recipient anxiety and could halve the number of suspensions   People on income support who accidentally breach their welfare requirements will

Poverty in Australia is increasing as wages stagnate

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  Australia’s poverty rate is on the rise, new data shows, with community groups saying this is a result of the government’s failure to properly index Newstart. The latest Household,

Wealth inequality on the rise in Australia

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 17th July 2019 -  Average household wealth in Australia has risen above $1 million, but community groups warn this comes at a time of widening economic inequality, with the wealth of low-income earners
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