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Simulation of Welfare System Reveals Raising Newstart Would Reduce Poverty Gap

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 13th December 2018 -  Raising Newstart by around $300 per fortnight and the Age Pension by $11, while other welfare payments are cut, would reduce the poverty gap by 11 per cent, according to new analysis.

Calls for Parliament to Stand Firm and Oppose Zombie Cuts

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 8th February 2017 -  The not-for-profit sector has called on the Federal Parliament to “stand firm” against cuts to the incomes of some of Australia’s poorest people, as proposed childcare reforms

Budget Hits Australia’s Poorest Families Hardest, ANU Report Reveals

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 12th May 2016 -  Australia’s poorest families will be hardest hit by the federal budget when the new measures come into place, a new report from the Australian National University has revealed. The

NFPs Fight for Family Payment Reforms

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 19th November 2015 -  Major peak bodies and Not for Profits have claimed that the latest Turnbull Government’s Family Payments legislation will increase poverty in Australia at a Senate Inquiry…

Govt Re-Jigs Family Tax Benefits Again

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 -  The Turnbull Government has restructured its controversial changes to the Family Tax Benefit payments but the replacement legislation is still not a surety to be passed by the Opposition.…

Govt Flags More Changes to Family Tax Benefit

Ellie Cooper, Tuesday, 20th October 2015 -  The Federal Government has mooted more changes to the Family Tax Benefit Part B, this time changing the cut off age for benefits when children reach 12 years of age. Originally introduced…

NFPs Address Senate Committee on Charity Legislation

Staff Reporter, Monday, 9th December 2013 -  Not for Profit leaders  have told an urgently convened Senate Committee meeting in Canberra that Coalition Government plans to delay the start of new charities legislation…

Greens Stop ‘Grab-Bag of Social Sector Cuts’

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 5th December 2013 -  Plans by the Federal Coalition Government to push significant changes on Social Services legislation through the Senate without scrutiny have been stopped by the Australian Greens,…
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