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Stories behind the payments: Week of action hopes to raise the rate

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 16th July 2019 -  Bev’s life goal is to complete her bachelor’s degree in social sciences and psychology. But as a single mother surviving on Newstart payments, that dream often feels very far away.

Welfare advocates attack move to digitise employment services

Luke Michael, Thursday, 21st March 2019 -  Anti-poverty groups fear the government’s plan to digitise employment services will result in millions of penalties being automatically imposed on vulnerable jobseekers.   

Demands for Jobactive Overhaul

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 19th February 2019 -  The government’s outsourced jobseeker program has been slammed by a Senate committee, which found the scheme did not help people find work and in some cases acted as a barrier to employment.

Labor Shake-Up to Jobactive Celebrated by Sector

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 9th January 2019 -  The community sector has welcomed Labor’s proposed changes to unemployment services, saying an update to a broken system is long overdue, but the Coalition government has argued

Federal Government to Overhaul of ‘Punitive’ and ‘Outdated’ Jobseeker Program

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 17th December 2018 -  An independent panel has found the federal government’s jobseeker program, Jobactive, to be punitive and digitally outdated, sparking a government commitment to overhaul the

Mental Health of Jobseekers Suffers Under Government Program

Luke Michael, Friday, 2nd November 2018 -  The federal government’s outsourced jobseeker program is a “special kind of hell” for welfare recipients with mental health issues, a Senate inquiry has heard. Jobactive has imposed

Welfare Program Dismisses Complexities of Single Motherhood

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 30th October 2018 -  Established welfare-to-work systems don’t take into account the reality of single mothers’ lives and push them into unstable work, a report says.   The study, released by Good Shepherd

Disadvantaged Jobseekers Facing Lack of Entry-Level Jobs

Luke Michael, Thursday, 18th October 2018 -  Entry-level jobs for disadvantaged jobseekers are drying up, according to new analysis which reveals more than four people are competing for each low-skilled job in Australia.  

New Employment Program Welcomed

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 6th July 2015 -  Jobs Australia, the peak body for Not for Profit employment services, has welcomed the start of jobactive, the Federal Government’s new program to get unemployed people back…
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