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Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 18th September 2019 -  Two in five Indigenous households relying on the Disability Support Pension ran out of money for basic items such as food and fuel in the last year, new research shows, prompting calls

Meet the woman who spent 22 months applying for the Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th July 2019 -  When Brianna Bell turned up at Centrelink with her wheelchair, assistance dog and carer, staff wondered how it was possible she was not yet receiving any payments. The 23-year-old

Rental crisis worsens for low-income earners

Luke Michael, Monday, 29th April 2019 -  Australia’s rental affordability crisis is only getting worse, with new research revealing the number of affordable homes for people on welfare is dwindling. Anglicare’s annual

What is The Greens’ vision for the social sector?

Luke Michael, Monday, 15th April 2019 -  Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says protecting charitable advocacy and ensuring community organisations are properly funded will be her party’s major priorities in Australia

Advocates ask, why are NDIS funds not being used to fix the scheme?

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019 -  Disability groups have welcomed the federal government’s $528 million pledge for the disability royal commission but say a multi-billion dollar underspend of National Disability

Disability Groups Weary as DSP Appeals Skyrocket

Luke Michael, Friday, 22nd February 2019 -  Disability advocates are deeply concerned by an almost 80 per cent increase in Disability Support Pension appeals, warning that vulnerable people are being incorrectly forced

Government Backflips on DSP Suspension Cut For Prisoners

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 20th December 2018 -  A campaign to reverse the federal government’s reduction to the suspension time of the Disability Support Pension for people in prison has been successful, keeping it at two years

Government’s Plan to Cut Disability Support Pension Backfires

Luke Michael, Friday, 26th October 2018 -  The federal government is ditching controversial plans to review the eligibility of 90,000 people on the Disability Support Pension after only a tiny fraction of recipients were

Sharp Decline in People Accessing Disability Support Pension

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 -  Tougher compliance measures have led to a sharp decline in people accessing the Disability Support Pension, with the Department of Human Services revealing almost 75 per cent of

Govt DSP Plan Slammed

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 15th December 2014 -  An Abbott Government plan to get doctors to assess people’s eligibility for the Disability Support Pension has been slammed by disability advocates. Social Services Minister…

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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 Craig
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