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Getting your job hunt on track in 2021

Luke Michael, Monday, 11th January 2021 -  We look at how jobseekers can start this year off on the right foot While a new year can offer a fresh start for jobseekers, it can be daunting coming off the Christmas break and having

Social sector withstands a year like no other, with a few wins along the way – 2020 in review

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st December 2020 -  As a turbulent-filled year comes to a close, Luke Michael reflects on the sector-defining moments of 2020.    What a year 2020 has been. No one could have predicted how much the year

More Australians receive unemployment payments than you think

Contributor, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  A new study highlights significant misunderstandings about the scale and scope of Australians who receive unemployment payments. Australians receiving unemployment payments

Fall in rents not enough to address housing affordability crisis

Bruce Argyle, Tuesday, 15th December 2020 -  It’s clear from the Rental Affordability Index that JobSeeker recipients are suffering rental stress despite falling rents and an increase in the JobSeeker payment.  Around the

‘We need to overhaul the system’: Welfare advocates say JobSeeker must be raised permanently

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 8th December 2020 -  A new survey reveals that the pre-COVID JobSeeker rate left 41 per cent of recipients with just $7 a day after paying rent  All the gains made from the temporary JobSeeker increase will

Mental health and income support

Rachel Siewert, Monday, 7th December 2020 -  The Productivity Commission report into mental health showed the punitive nature of the income support system is adversely impacting people’s mental health. Given the issue

Finding ground, new policy networks and a holiday message for government

Contributor, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  All the latest news from the Councils of Social Service of Australia.

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With federal parliament this week set to debate the government’s plan to cut income support at Christmas

Australia’s rental affordability crisis remains despite COVID welfare boost

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 -  The latest Rental Affordability Index reveals the temporary welfare increase has brought little relief for low-income households      While the JobSeeker coronavirus supplement

Anti-poverty advocates slam ‘cruel’ welfare cuts

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th November 2020 -  Prime Minister Scott Morrison says keeping the current supplement rate would “hold Australia back”    Community groups are dismayed by the federal government’s decision to slash

How to nail a job interview when you’re out of practice

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 30th October 2020 -  We share five tips from the experts to ease you back into the job market  Job interviews are nearly always daunting, but if it’s been years (maybe even decades) between interviews,

Five ways to take care of your mental health during unemployment

Maggie Coggan, Monday, 12th October 2020 -  Losing your job can take more of a toll than you might realise. With World Mental Health Day taking place on Saturday, we take a look at how you can stay mentally healthy during your hunt

‘This budget falls drastically short for Australians doing it tough’

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th October 2020 -  The social sector has expressed its disappointment over the federal budget which it says leave too many behind The Morrison government’s message to Australians was that “we have
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